Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chestnut and pear cake

From last week's FFWD chestnut and pear soup, I had both chestnuts and pears leftover.  Accordingly, what is a girl to do other than to make baked goods with the leftovers.  I chose to make this chestnut cake with pear.  I didn't have fresh pears, but tinned pears worked fine.

This really is a delicious cake.   It is light and spongy, and is perfectly delicious without the chocolate icing suggested in the recipe.  Here's a peek inside the cake:

If you find yourself with some chestnut puree that you don't know what to do with, you can't go past this chestnut pear cake.