Monday, October 17, 2011

Celebrating Fall with a Chocolate Peared Cake & a give-away !!!

What comes to mind when you think of a Perfect Chocolate Cake ???. I'm sure no one can raise hands & say it doesn't evoke sweet memories. To me it starts a divine craving & I had been craving for some chocolate in my baking for a while now. I did stumble upon this experimental recipe that worked. A perfect chocolate cake inspired by Hersheys & some Pears !!!

Fall bring colors to the nature and supermarkets. I love the gorgeous shades and shapes of pumpkins and squashes, plus the fruits of the festive season. Wow, there is so much to explore, learn and try in the kitchen...! Last week on my visit to grocery store, I spotted three different varieties of pears  and picked a piece of each. I had been craving a chocolate cake for a while & this is where the idea of mixing these two took shape.

(look at these Red Bartlets ... amazing aren't they ???)

Just couldn't stop clicking, although the light was fading ...

Ingredients: -
1/2 cup All-purpose flour
1/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup boiling water
3 Pears - skinned & Halved (look for smaller sizes)
Some Confectioners sugar to top it all at the end....

Method : -
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F
Thoroughly grease 4-5 ramekins with oil..
Fill cups 1/2 full with batter. (if the size of pears is large-ish, consider filling 1/3 else it with overflow massively)
Slowly lower a pealed half pear into each ramekins.
Bake 22 to 25 minutes.
Insert a toothpick to check if it has baked fully (it is ready if the toothpick comes out clean)
Let it cool completely.
Sprinkle with some confectioners sugar
And we are ready to go.

Serve the way you like.
I would eat in ramekins, quick & dirty !
Or you can slice the cake in half and place it in a plate by topping with some caramel sauce.

The taste of this fusion is absolutely divine..... which ever way you like to eat it.
And it doesn't look bad either.
So give it a shot, I'm sure you would like it !!!

Now about a small Give-away I'm doing with this post, when I made some mini bundt cakes sometime back, many of you asked from where did I get these silicone moulds.

I havent seen these in most stores, but fortunately a small shop in my town had these in stock last week & picked up a pack for this giveaway. (Can be sent to US citizens only). All you have to do to get these cuties is: -
- Leave us a comment & Follow My.Creative.Flavors here.
- Like us on My.Creative.Flavors facebook Page by Clicking Here
- Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here
- & Tweet "@mycreativeflvrs is giving away this cute little bundt cake cups, visit -"

Com'on guys now show us the Love ........!!!!!!
I will select a randon winner and announce on 30th October'2011

PS : I have not been asked by kitchen aid or any other merchant to advertise or give away this product. It is something I have used in the past & liked, hence sharing with my readers.

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