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Chocolate-Pear Cake

Imagine coming home to a warm, chocolaty, homemade dessert at the end of a long winter’s day! The slow cooker keeps this cake moist and rich-tasting without eggs, dairy, or too much fat.



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1 28-oz. can pear halves in syrup, drained, syrup reserved
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¾ cup all-purpose flour
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½ cup plus 2 Tbs. brown sugar, divided
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1 tsp. baking powder
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¼ tsp. baking soda
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⅛ tsp. salt
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¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
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½ tsp. cider vinegar
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2 Tbs. soy margarine
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½ tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Coat 2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray, and arrange pear halves on bottom.
  2. Sift flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into large bowl.
  3. Whisk together cocoa powder, vinegar, 1/4 cup reserved pear syrup, remaining 2 Tbs. brown sugar, and 1/2 cup water in glass measuring cup. Add margarine, and heat in microwave on high power 3 minutes, or until boiling. Whisk until smooth, then stir cocoa mixture into flour mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Spread batter over pears, and cook in slow cooker on low 4 to 6 hours. Remove lid, and cool 15 minutes. To serve: Scoop out cake, and set on plate with pears on top.

Nutrition Information: 

3 g
Total Fat: 
4.5 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
56 g
0 mg
248 mg
4 g
39 g
Serves 6