Chocolate Pear Cake

This winning combination of chocolate and pears is an easy, elegant and delicious recipe.


2 pears peeled, cored and thinly sliced

2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY, for drizzling

2 tablespoons butter

3/4 cup flour

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder


1 large egg

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Honey Tips

How Honey is Made

To make honey, bees drop the collected nectar into the honeycomb and then evaporate it by fanning their wings.


Preheat oven to 325°.
Spray and 8-inch square baking dish with non-stick coating. Arrange pear slices on bottom of dish. Drizzle with 2 Tablespoons honey and dot with 2 Tablespoons butter.
In a bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder.
In a separate bowl, whisk together ½ cup honey, egg, melted butter, milk and vanilla. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Stir until smooth.
Pour over pears. Bake 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done.
To serve, top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.