Chocolate Pear Spice Cake

Chocolate Pear Spice Cake

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"This cake is moist and delicious especially when served warm with whipped cream. It is a very attractive cake. It looks and tastes as though you went to a lot of trouble, but it is really so easy and quick to throw together. Serve warm cake with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a dollop of whipped topping."


1 h 20 m servings 283 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 36g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 274 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch springform pan.
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat the eggs, applesauce, molasses, and butter in a large bowl. Beat in the cake mix along with the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and orange peel. Mix on medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan. Top the unbaked cake with pear slices; sprinkle evenly with the pecans and chopped chocolate.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Cool for 25 minutes before removing from pan.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you don't have a fresh pear on hand, well drained canned pears make a great substitute.
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  1. 11 Ratings


This is the first time I have ever rated a recipe. This cake is just fantastic. I made it exactly as the recipe indicated except I used milk chocolate chips on the top instead of shaved chocol...

This cake is great for the holidays. The spices, orange, pear, and chocolate are a great combination and the cake itself is moist and not too heavy. This is one of the best cake recipes I have...

More of a spice cake, than a pear flavor. This is by no means is a bad tasting cake and it is soft and moist, but I was hoping for more pear flavor and should have known better since the pears a...

This was a big hit at my Christmas party. The arrangement of the sliced pears on top looked so beautiful too! I don't know if it really needed the chocolate, but everything else was delicious!

I made this recipe as it is and it turned out amazing.Thanks for a great recipe Carol!

So Moist

This was very yummy! I used sugar instead of molasses but everything else I left the same. This was so quick and easy. I chopped the chocolate really small and could hardly taste it. I will make...

This recipe sounded so simple so I had my doubts..... I took it to a birthday gathering and it was a huge hit, everyone asked for the recipe. I did not change a thing .... it turned out beautif...

Great holiday cake, loved the combination of spices, orange, pear, and chocolate. First time to rate a recipe... it was that good!