Pear Coffee Cake Belle-Helene

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Combine chocolate and pears in this amazing and easy-to-make chocolate cake

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  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add flour and sugar; beat on low speed until crumbly. Remove 1/3 cup of the butter mixture; set aside. Add baking powder, baking soda, chocolate, egg and milk to remaining butter mixture in bowl. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Spread one-third of the batter into greased 9-inch springform pan. Place pear halves, cut sides down, in a circular pattern over batter. Drop spoonfuls of remaining batter over pears; spread to evenly cover pears. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture and pecans.
  • Bake 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool.


Substitute 2 cans (14 fl oz/398 mL each) pear halves in light syrup, well drained, for the fresh pears.

Healthy Living

This is an indulgence food for special occasions. To reduce the fat in this recipe, substitute margarine for butter, or reduce serving sizes.


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Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10
Calories 435
% Daily Value
Total fat 24.3g
Saturated fat 13g
Cholesterol 64mg
Sodium 233mg
Carbohydrate 52.9g
Dietary fibre 3.7g
Protein 6.4g
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 18 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • missyc03 |

    Very nice - received many compliments and requests for recipe.

  • sandylb |

    Wow that was good!! Can't wait to try it again with pear an other fruits!! I added a drizzle of caramel on top, yummy!

  • simplycomplicated |

    Absolutely delicious! Not too rich but had that really great dense "coffee cake" feel. I found the cake wanted to fall apart where the pears were placed, next time I will roll the pears in flour before placing them in the pan.