Almond Chocolate Pear Cake

This is the first time I have ever paired pears with chocolate and I must say that I loved it and I didn’t expect it to be such a pleasant combination. If you like pears and chocolate you should try this Almond Chocolate Pear Cake. It is very flavorful due to the pears and almonds, and also very moist and rich which makes it simply irresistible.

For the chocolate cake, I’ve used the recipe I’ve made before for the chocolate flourless cake and just added some almonds for extra texture and flavor. This Almond Chocolate Pear Cake is a gluten free, chocolaty dessert perfect for celebrating the arrival of fall.

How to make Almond Chocolate Pear Cake

Start by preparing a 10-inch (25 cm) springform pan with parchment paper. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

Melt some chocolate and butter together until smooth. Let it cool a bit, then mix it with egg yolks, cocoa powder, ground almonds, a pinch of salt, and a bit of almond extract.

Whip egg whites until they’re fluffy, then gradually add sugar until it’s nice and sweet. Gently fold this mixture into the chocolate batter to make it light and airy. Pour the batter into the pan.

Slice some pears in half, but don’t cut all the way through, so they stay together. Place these pear halves on top of the batter. Bake for about 35-40 minutes until it’s done.

Let the cake cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Hope you will give it a try. Don’t forget to share the photos with me on Instagram. I would love to see how it turns out for you. Enjoy!

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Almond Chocolate Pear Cake

Almond Chocolate Pear Cake

5 from 1 vote
This is the first time I have ever paired pears with chocolate and I must say that I really loved it and I didn’t expect to be such a pleasant combination. If you like pears and chocolate you should definitely try this dessert. It is very flavorful due to the pears and almonds, and also very moist and rich which makes it simply irresistible.
Servings 10 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 4 eggs , separated
  • 7 oz (200g) semisweet chocolate (55-70%)
  • 2/3 cup (150g) butter
  • 1 tbsp (8g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (100g) ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp (2g) salt
  • 1 tsp (5ml) almond extract
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 3 or 4 ripe pears , peeled


  • Grease and line a 10-inch (25 cm) springform pan (with a removable base) with parchment paper. Separate egg yolks from whites. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Melt chocolate and butter over a bain-marie until smooth. Let it cool slightly. Add yolks one at a time and stir well. Stir in cocoa powder, ground almonds, salt and almond extract.
  • Whip egg whites until foamy using a mixer. Gradually add sugar and whip until soft peaks form.  Gently fold the whipped whites into chocolate mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Cut pear halves in thin slices leaving one edge uncut.
  • Place the sliced pear halves on top of the batter and bake for 35-40  minutes.
  • Let it cool completely and refrigerate to set for at least 2 hours.



Serving: 1 serving out of 10Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 34.6gProtein: 5.5gFat: 24.8gSaturated Fat: 12.2gCholesterol: 98mgSugar: 27.5g
Calories: 359kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate almond pear cake, chocolate pear cake, flourless chocolate pear cake, gluten free pear cake, pear cakem fall dessert

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  1. kathleen Author says:

    Would you be able to make this cake the day before serving and just leave it in the fridge overnight?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Sure.. will be just perfect.. I kept  the leftovers refrigerated  for several days

  2. Marianne Author says:

    Fabulous! The almond and chocolate flavors are strong but not overpowering, the cake is quite dense, and the pears are a perfect complement. The pears do need to be quite ripe. I think apricots could be excellent as well when they are in season. I’ve made flourless chocolate cakes before, but this is one of the best and the easiest by far.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad you enjoyed this recipe Marianne:) hope you will try some more of my recipes.. Cheers, Ella

  3. Hi, can other pear varieties such as comice, bartlett be used instead of the variety shown in your video?

  4. Korina Marinaki Author says:

    Dear Ella,
    This is the first time I am visiting your site. I usually watch your videos on youtube and I have to say that I totally LOVE them!!!!!!!!! I am going to try your Almond Chocolate Pear recipe today and I would like to ask you: “Do I have to keep the cake in the refrigerator after the two hours that I will have let it cool or I could keep it in room temperature?”
    Thank you in advance and congratulations for your videos and recipes! ! !

  5. jerrin Author says:

    I would love to try this cake and wanted to check with you if I could substitute ground almond with something else. Also, if I want to use flour, what would be the ratio for flour and baking powder?

  6. Giusi Author says:

    I didn’t think this recipe would come out ok, also because I had to substitute a few ingredients (maple syrup instead of sugar, shredded coconut instead of almonds and coconut oil instead of butter), but nevertheless came out pretty good. My pears didn’t cook down completely though, maybe because they were too firm in the first place, but anyway thank you for the recipe and the cake is already half gone after less than 24 hours 😉

  7. Anna Author says:

    It looks yummy food good

  8. Dianeka Author says:

    I baked this cake yesterday and what a winner it was!! Perfect with ice cream..! I love ur blog and have already tried a handful of recipes (Nutella ice cream yummm…the mashed potato pancakes all gone in no time) and bookmarked the rest I am waiting to try.. all the recipes turn out to be wonderful…so kudos to you Ella !! Thank you so much for the videos and simple instructions…Keep it up… much love all the way from Australia..cheers

  9. I love watching your recipes and have tried a few out myself too. But this one is exceptional. Love that it uses almond flour and is so simple to make. I made it last weekend as I was having friends over. Everyone asked for a second serving. I’m most definitely making it again this weekend so I can have a whole lot more.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  10. Charlotte Author says:

    Soooo yummy! I was so surprised at how delicious this cake came out. Thanks a lot for sharing

  11. Cathy Author says:

    I wonder if you can use almond flour instead of ground almonds. Seems like it would be about the same thing. Anyone?

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