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Chocolate pear loaf

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 1 Hour

makes: Makes 1 loaf


  • 540g Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 medium pears, core removed from base
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 27cm x 11.5cm x 6.5cm deep (base measurement) (8 cup capacity) loaf pan with baking paper. Prepare cake mix as per packet instructions. Spoon 1/3 of cake batter into the base of prepared loaf pan. Stand pears in cake batter. Spoon remaining cake batter around and over pears until covered.

  2. Bake loaf for 50-60 minutes or until cooked through when tested in the centre with a skewer. Stand for 10 minutes before transferred loaf to a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

  3. Tip: We used Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake mix.