Chocolate lava cake with pears and homemade marzipan

I wanted to make some homemade marzipan to bring on rides as a snack. I made quite a lot (there is never too much marzipan) and I ended up using it in this delicious dessert recipe which is  a variation of the traditional  chocolate lava cake.

 

Ingredients

Marzipan

  • 100g almond meal
  • 100g sugar
  • 2cl water

Cake

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g butter
  • 2 pears
  • 4 eggs
  • 80 g rice flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation

  1. Mix almond meal and sugar together by hand. Slowly add water and keep mixing with you hands until it forms a compact bowl. Set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter, smooth and pour this mixture into a bowl.
  3. Skin the pears and remove the non-edible parts and dice them.
  4. Mix into the chocolate/butter cream, with an electric mixer, the following: eggs, flour, baking powder, sugar and pears. Add 2/3 of the marzipan (diced as well).
  5. Finally, add the rest of the marzipan (also diced), and use a wooden spoon to gently mix it in.
  6. Pour into cake pan and bake for 20 minutes at 180 ° C.
  7. The top should be cooked, but not too firm.
  8. The middle should still be a little soft, it’s normal.
  9. Let cool and place in the fridge for an hour, then enjoy!
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