Little Chocolate Heart Cakes with Pears

Little Chocolate Heart Cakes with Pears

I used one of those silicone molds with 8 small heart shapes (hearts are about 2 inches long) and served the hearts as dessert after a romantic dinner.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place an 8-cavity heart silicone mold onto a baking sheet.
  2. Step 2

    Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 3 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add melted chocolate, 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour, egg, and baking powder and mix in. Fold in pear and almonds into batter. Spoon batter into the prepared heart-shaped molds.
  4. Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes, then unmold.