• 250 ml EVOO
  • 135 g muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 240 g cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 250 g pears, cubed
  • 180 g dark chocolate, finely chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 180C.
  • Prepare a 23cm cake tin with baking paper and baking spray then set aside.
  • Add the olive oil and sugar to a large mixing bowl and whisk till combined.
  • Add the vanilla paste, eggs, and cinnamon powder to the bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add the cake flour, baking powder, bicarb, and salt, and fold until just combined.
  • Add the cubed pears and chocolate and fold the mixture to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing.
  • Best served warm, or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Source: Thetockablog