Mmm. Yummy if I do say so myself.
This cake benefits from the moistened of the pears combined with the richest dense crumb that comes from supplementing the flour with ground hazelnuts. Shards of dark chocolate stop the sweetness of the pears from becoming overwhelming.
Another classic from the Good Housekeeping 101 Cakes and Bakes we had this whilst it was still warm as a desert with creme fraiche. Today I will serve it with tea for a mid afternoon delight. Definitely one to make again.