Chocolate cake with wine, pears cooked in spicy red wine and sweet wine topping. Homemade pastries
Chocolate cake with dipped pears is a unique and elegant dessert. Pears are cooked in red wine with the addition of spices. We can prepare the same cake with white wine, but I think that red pears look very impressive.
This is a very simple recipe, but it's worth following a few tips from the previous entry - how to cook pears in wine
Ingredients for a 23 cm cake tin. For me, it was two smaller molds.
- 750 ml dry red wine
- 6 hard pears
- 100 g of sugar
- grated zest of 1 orange
- juice of 1 orange
- 1 star anise
- cinnamon stick
- 1 cardamom pod
- optional handful of blackberries or blueberries - fresh or frozen
- 200 g cake flour
- 50 g cocoa
- 1 teaspoon of soda
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 80 g powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 250 ml of pear cooking wine
- 120 g of melted and cooled butter
- remaining wine from boiling pears
- 1 - 2 tablespoons of sugar
- Boil red wine with additives in a pot.
- Peel the pears leaving the tail.
- Reduce the heat under the pot of wine and gently add the pears.
- Pears are cooked in wine over low heat for about 45 minutes.
- Turn the pears gently from time to time so that they can color evenly.
- Pears are slightly cooled in a pot together with the wine.
- The finished pears should be firm and red. It is important that they do not overcook and fall apart.
- In one bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda and salt.
- In another bowl, beat the sugar, eggs and butter until you get a light and uniform mass.
- Gently remove the pears from the wine and set aside.
- Strain the wine through a sieve.
- Add 250 ml of strained wine to the egg, butter and sugar mixture.
- Whisk until the ingredients are combined.
- Add the mass to the dry ingredients.
- Gently stir with a spoon until everything is combined.
- Put the dough into a buttered mold.
- Push the pears into the dough so that they are upside down.
- Bake the cake in a preheated oven to 180 ° C for about 45 - 50 minutes, until the so-called. dry stick.
- Cool the cake with the wine glaze.
- Add a tablespoon or two of sugar to the remaining wine.
- Slow cook until the liquid is reduced and a thick syrup is formed.
- Sprinkle the hot glaze over the cake.
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