Fondant Aux Poires Et Au Gingembre (Choc Ginger Pear Fudge Cake)
60 mins (prep 20, cooking 40)
10 ingredients
6-8 servings
From, "An exquisite experience. Elegant, rich & it really melts in your mouth!" Posted for ZWT 5 & I made it for the first time after the event. The original recipe did not specify what size or shape baking dish to use so I have made changes below according to what I did when I tested it. It feels strange to leave a review on my own recipe (I don't usually post a recipe without having tried it first) but I want to be honest about this cake not really knocking our socks off. The actual making of the cake was very easy. I chose to use a 10 inch round springform pan hoping that it would be the best option for arranging the pears. I used 2 anjou pears & one from New Zealand, sliced into 3/4 inch slices, fresh ginger & it all baked up in 32 minutes. I thought the batter was thick & difficult to spread over the pear "star" without disturbing the arrangement so either double the batter or a smaller pan, maybe a pie plate (using less pears) would allow for a thicker cake instead of "a little cake with my pears". I really loved the combination of chocolate & ginger but felt the pears were overwhelming and not quite as sweet as we would normally like. We ate it both warm & cold but we still weren't sold on the pears. I may try a raspberry version with the cake & if I do I'll post it. If you try this recipe, please feel free to offer any constructive criticism & if you find a baking dish or technique that works I'm open to editing this again (giving credit where credit is due, of course). Thanks! *Tink

Categories:  <-60-mins , chocolate , fruit , european , cakes , pears , french , low-in... , low-sodium , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (59.05 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 274.72 Calories from Fat 146.61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.29g 150.33%
Saturated Fat 9.92g 297.64%
Trans Fat 0.62g %
Cholesterol 40.78mg 81.57%
Sodium 130.77mg 32.69%
Total Carbohydrate 32.05g 64.1%
Dietary Fiber 1.68 g 40.41%
Sugars 19.79 g %
Protein 2.34g 28.14%
Vitamin A 474.01IU% Vitamin C 0.13mg%
Calcium 11.29mg% Iron 0.58mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unsweetened cocoa powder