Chocolate-Pear Cake

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Imagine coming home to a warm, chocolaty, homemade dessert at the end of a long winter’s day! The slow cooker keeps this cake moist and rich-tasting without eggs, dairy, or too much fat.

  • SERVINGServings

Ingredients

  • 1 28-oz. can pear halves in syrup, drained, syrup reserved
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. soy margarine
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Coat 2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray, and arrange pear halves on bottom.
  2. Sift flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into large bowl.
  3. Whisk together cocoa powder, vinegar, 1/4 cup reserved pear syrup, remaining 2 Tbs. brown sugar, and 1/2 cup water in glass measuring cup. Add margarine, and heat in microwave on high power 3 minutes, or until boiling. Whisk until smooth, then stir cocoa mixture into flour mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Spread batter over pears, and cook in slow cooker on low 4 to 6 hours. Remove lid, and cool 15 minutes. To serve: Scoop out cake, and set on plate with pears on top.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 6
  • Calories: 261
  • Carbohydrate Content: 56 g
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 248 mg
  • Sugar Content: 39 g