Monday, March 4, 2013

Chocolate Flan Cake with Caramelized Spiced Pears


Continuing with the menu from this post, we move on to dessert.


1 1/2 cup unbleached flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup cocoa
1/3 cup canola oil
1 Tbs. white vinegar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch cake pan or a flan pan. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Add the oil, vinegar, and water. Blend well with a fork. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes (if using flan pan, check for doneness after 20 minutes). Cool 10 minutes in pan. Turn out cake to cool. Serves 8

Caramelized Spiced Pears

4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
4 medium Bosc pears, cored and cut into large dice (about 4 cups)
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. When it foams, sprinkle sugar over top and cook until bubbling and dissolved, about 3 minutes.
Add pears and cook, stirring rarely, until mixture is caramelized and pears just begin to release their juices. Gently fold in cloves and serve.


Pour pears over cake slices and top with vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

Happy eating!


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