Pear and Chocolate Hazelnut Crumble Cake

Very similar to my Apple Crumble Cake but made with pears. I do think the pear is a very underrated fruit and not used nearly enough.

I grated the pears for this cake just like for my Apple Crumble Cake.

I have added chopped hazelnuts to the crumble topping of this cake it adds a nice bit of texture and goes nicely with the nutella I added to the cake.

You will need:

  • 350g Self Raising Flour
  • 1tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 140g Butter
  • 170g Soft Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1tsp Ground Ginger
  • 350g Grated Pear (already peeled and cored)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100ml Milk
  • 100g Nutella (or other chocolate nut spread)

Crumble Topping:

  • 30g Butter
  • 30g Soft Dark Brown Sugar
  • 60g Plain Flour
  • 30g Chopped Hazel Nuts


  • Line a grease a 22cm round tin. (I use a spring form tin).
  • Preheat the oven at 170degrees.

The Crumble Topping:

  • Put all the crumble topping ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until you get the classic crumble look.
  • Put this to one side

The Cake:

  • Rub the flour and Bicarbonate of soda with the butter until you get a mixture that resembles bread crumbs.
  • Add the sugar, ginger and cinnamon and mix well.
  • Gently stir in the grated pears until well distributed.
  • Add the eggs and then the milk and the nutella.
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared tin.
  • Spread the crumble topping over the cake.
  • Bake for 55 mins – 1hour 5mins or until cooked and golden on top.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 15-20mins, remove the sides of the tin and carefully lift the cake off the base.
  • This is a very delicate cake and will not cope with over handling.

Perfect eaten on its own or with ice cream.


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