chocolate pear cake

monday offered an unbelievable perk: i got a gift from someone i know. just like that. you know what the gift was? a thrifted, vintage oval china plate with handpainted red flowers on it and a beautiful bold gold rim. due to the disastrous ‘the broken tableware day’, that brought me down. honestly, can you believe the sweetness? i’m so touched, thank you p!

of course, it will be shared here with good food on it to indulge, very soon. stay tuned!

also, now that i’m cheered up it made me remember that unexpected sweet gestures, however small and random, are a truly good thing. we need never forget. let’s do something good tomorrow, make someone happy in return, strive to make someone’s day. because happiness grows bigger when it’s shared. 

chocolate pear cake

85 g butter
85 g sugar
85 g dark chocolate
85 g flour
3 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
5 pears, peeled
confectioners’ sugar for dusting
preheat the oven to 180° c / 350° f and grease and flour a round springform. peel the pears. slowly melt the chocolate and butter on very low heat. in the meantime, combine sugar and yolks and mix together until creamed. add the (not too hot) chocolate. whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. sieve in the flour and baking powder. fold in the egg whites. bake for 40 minutes. let cool before removing from the springform. dust with confectioners’ sugar.

ps: don’t you just love this rustic pear tart? the pear peeks out of the sponge cake so cheekily, makes me snort with laughter. sorry that this is the only picture that made it to the blog, i took a truckload of pictures but sadly, once transferred to the computer, they were all broken and lost… that’s, magically, the only picture that survived. leaves me to just go and try that cake another time and take another shot. might make someone happy in the process!

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