Pear and Chocolate Crumble Cake

September 23, 2015Sew White

Crumble is a wonderful thing especially when combined with cake. Pear and Chocolate Crumble Cake goes perfect on cold days with a cup of tea.

It’s been a lovely recipe which is so easy and a real crowd pleaser.

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A really lovely the mix of pears and chocolate. You might not think they go together but they really really do. It is so delicious and this whole cake was devoured incredibly quickly. It’s light, not too sugary and the fruit makes it very special. It works very well on it’s own or with a cup of tea.

Pear and Chocolate Crumble Cake

Author: Sisley White


  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150 g self raising flour
  • quarter of a teaspoon baking powder
  • quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon and ground ginger
  • 2 pears
  • 100 g chocolate chips

crumble topping

  • 100 g plain flour
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • half a teaspoon of cinnamon


  • Grease and line an 8 inch square cake tin (round works too).
  • Make the crumble topping first
  • Put the flour, butter and sugar in a bowl and rub together to form crumbs.
  • When the crumbs are made, stir in the cinnamon and put the bowl to one side.
  • Preheat the oven to 180º/160ºfan
  • In a bowl cream together the sugar and the butter.
  • Add the eggs and mix in well.
  • Sieve in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger in the bowl and mix.
  • Peel and chop the pear into 1cm cubes and mix in well. Add a little extra flour if the mixture turns too wet from the pear.
  • Add the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the mix into the tin and bake for 25-35 minutes until the crumble is starts going golden brown and when there is no mixture on a cake tester.
  • Allow to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes then take out of the tin and transfer to a cooling wrack or plate. I love this cake when it’s still warm. It is nice with a little custard or cream.

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  • Roz

    September 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    this sounds delicious. I love pears and chocolate – they are such a good combination together!

    1. Sew White

      September 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      So many don’t think they will go together but are always surprised that they do!

  • Stella Kashmoney

    September 24, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Chocolate and pears sound very deleicious together. Love the recipe.

    1. Sew White

      September 26, 2015 at 11:53 am

      Thank you Stella. It sounds like an odd mix but works incredibly well 🙂

  • Kate | The Veg Space

    September 24, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Ooooh, love pears and chocolate, and crumble topped cakes are my absolute favourite! Yum – thanks for the recipe, will pin to try sometime soon.

    1. Sew White

      September 26, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Thank you for the pin Kate. Pears, chocolate and crumble are three of my favourite things. Together they are amazing.

  • Andrea @ Made With Pink

    September 24, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    This looks delicious! I love pears, but have never actually baked them in a cake before, just in tarts. I’m definitely trying this! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

    1. Sew White

      September 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you Andrea. I’m sure you’ll love it! x

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    September 25, 2015 at 3:11 am

    I am loving all the pear recipes around at the moment. It means it is my favourite time of the year 🙂

    1. Sew White

      September 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you 🙂 It’s my favourite too!

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