Pear and Chocolate Soft Breakfast Cake

Start your day with a slice of our Pear and Chocolate Soft Breakfast Cake, a delightful and easy-to-make treat that perfectly combines the sweetness of pears with the richness of dark chocolate. This cake is moist and flavorful, with a hint of vanilla and a touch of your favorite liquor, making it a sophisticated yet comforting breakfast option.

Why You’ll Love This: The cake balances the natural sweetness of pears with the decadent taste of dark chocolate, creating a delightful contrast in flavors. The addition of liquor adds a unique depth to the cake, while the vanilla enhances its overall aroma. It’s a versatile cake that’s just as suitable for a leisurely weekend breakfast as it is for an afternoon snack.

Perfect Occasion: This cake is ideal for those lazy weekend mornings, brunch gatherings, or as a sweet treat to enjoy with your morning coffee. It’s also a great choice for a casual dessert when you’re craving something sweet yet not too heavy.


  • 300g flour
  • 100g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 60g milk
  • 60g vegetable oil
  • A shot of liquor (Rum or Marsala)
  • 1 sachet of vanilla-flavored baking powder
  • Seeds from half a vanilla pod (or vanilla sugar)
  • 3 pears
  • Dark chocolate chips, as needed


  1. Dice the pears and sauté them in a pan over high heat with a tablespoon of sugar and two tablespoons of liquor. Once the liquid has evaporated, turn off the heat and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together.
  3. Gradually add oil, milk, and liquor, mixing well.
  4. Sift in the flour, vanilla, and baking powder, stirring until the batter is smooth and lump-free.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and pear cubes, reserving some for the top.
  6. Pour the batter into a buttered and floured 18-20cm cake pan.
  7. Arrange the remaining pear pieces and some chocolate chips on the surface.
  8. Bake in a preheated 180°C (356°F) static oven for 50-60 minutes (test with a toothpick for doneness).

Enjoy a slice of this Pear and Chocolate Soft Breakfast Cake, a delightful combination of fruit and chocolate that’s sure to brighten your morning.

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