Pear Crumble Cake with Chocolate – Easy recipe

September 23, 2015Sew White

Are you looking for an easy seasonal Autumn recipe to use up your pear harvest? Then look no further than this tasty pear crumble cake. Combining the best of a crumble, cake and seasonal pears. A crumble cake is a fun and easy recipe to make. By using pears it keeps the sponge moist and adds that extra fruitiness. A fun family favourite bake for an easy crumble cake to bake at home. It is also a lovely simple pear cake which has been added to make it extra special.

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.

baking with fresh pears, a golden brown baked pear crumble cake made with chocolate chips

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

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. Scroll down for the full pear crumble cake recipe.

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There are so many wonderful things to do with pears. You can pop them in a cake like this delicious recipe. Add them to smoothies. Pear pie or even poach them in mulled wine or red wine. They will change colour slightly but also be infused with the gorgeous taste. Plus hot pears are something I absolutely adore. Other things you can enjoy using up pears, includes pears on toast. It sounds like it would be weird but I promise you it’s a good one. Check out my pears on toast ideas

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Close up of the crumble cake topping on the crumble cake

Just look at that beautiful crumble top to this cake!

easy pear recipes - pear and chocolate chip cake

Fresh pears and chocolate is a beautiful combination of flavours.

What to bake with fresh pears?

There are so many things to make with fresh pears and my favourite is this cake. The recipe for pear crumble cake is easy and will be a favourite for your friends and family straight away. The fresh pears are juicy and add a lovely sweetness to the finished cake. The crumble on the top is even nicer and makes it feel like the best combo of cake and classic crumble.

How do I make a crumble cake?

Making crumble cake is really easy. There is a softer sponge cake and it is topped with a soft crumble topping. The crumble topping adds the beautiful texture. As it’s cooking, the crumble with cook slightly and go golden brown. I love how the cake and crumble go so well together. A winning combination for sure!

To make the pear crumble cake…

Making the crumble

  • 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.

Making the cake

  • 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.
Gold brown Pear Crumble Cake with fresh pears and chocolate chips on a kitchen table

What do I need for a Pear Crumble Cake?

For this delicious pear and chocolate cake you will only need eight ingredients and most of them are good store cupboard ingredients.

  • 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

If you want to make this an easy pear cake you can make it without the chocolate chips.

Apple pear crumble cake

If you prefer apples over pears then you can turn this recipe into a tasty apple crumble cake instead. Follow the recipe in the same way but instead of adding the pears, add apples instead. I would recommend adding eating apples rather than cooking apples. They won’t be as a bitter or strong and will cook really well and taste lovely with the chocolates. Chocolate chip crumble is also one to try if you are in the crumble mood.

Easy pear cake

If you want to make this easy pear cake without chocolate you can. It’s a weird cake to most people but pear cake is wonderful to me. It’s lovely and juicy and the combo helps the finished cake stay moist for longer.

Pin the pear crumble cake for later

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Pear Crumble Cake with chocolate chips

Sisley White
Are you looking for an easy seasonal Autumn recipe to use up your pear harvest? Then look no further than this tasty pear crumble cake. Combining the best of a crumble, cake and seasonal pears. I adore this recipe.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Bakes, Cakes, Dessert, Sweet Treats
Cuisine British, English, International
Servings 10 slices
Calories 130 kcal

Equipment

  • 8inch cake tin

Ingredients
  

  • 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 cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Store in an air tight container in a cool place and it will last about 3 days.
Keyword crumble cake, pear, pear crumble cake, pear crumble cake with chocolate, pears

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11 Comments

  • Roz

    September 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    this sounds delicious. I love pears and chocolate – they are such a good combination together!5 stars

    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.5 stars

    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.5 stars

    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 🙂5 stars

    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 🙂5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you 🙂 It’s my favourite too!

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