Torta alle Pere e Cacao
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Droste brand)
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 mini-pears (Seckel or Forelle), peele
Oil and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
Cut the bottom of each pear and remove the seeds carefully with a small knife.
Whisk the eggs with the sugar until light and creamy. Add the olive oil and mix until combined.
Sift together cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder; add alternately with milk to the egg mixture. Add vanilla extract. Pour into the loaf pan. Place the pears carefully into the batter.
Bake at 350 degrees 30 to 40 minutes. Cool 5 minutes, remove layers from pans. Cool on wire racks.