Coconut Chocolate Chip Pear Tea Cake

After my weekend of preserving I still had lots of pears left. What to do, well bake with them of course! I have made pear chocolate chip bread before and liked it. I recently saw a recipe for coconut pear bread. I decided to combine the two and created this recipe.

I didn’t care for any of the recipes I found so I just winged it and created this. I crossed my fingers and hoped it would work. It was actually slightly cursed from the beginning. I had the batter in the pan and was ready to put it in the oven. It was still preheating. I turned the oven on some time ago so I checked things out. The oven was still cold! Guess when the circuit popped last week while baking brownies it was because something in the oven broke.

Luckily my microwave doubles as a conventional oven so I preheated that and got back to baking! Crisis averted, for now. It smelled wonderful as it baked. I made it for a playdate the next day. After dropping Ewan off at school I managed to take a couple pictures before everyone arrived. It was deemed to be blog worthy! It was quite tasty. The coconut flavor is just right, the pears keeping it nice and moist and fruity, and chocolate speaks for itself! Hope you enjoy it as much as we all did.

PS: I canned pear cranberry compote the next day. I still have quite a few pears left…be prepared for more pear goodness, especially if I get my oven working!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Pear Tea Cake
1 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. coconut milk
2 c. finely chopped pears (2 large pears)
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and mix well. Mix in the vanilla. Mix in half the flour mixture, then the coconut milk and finally the rest of the flour mixture. Gently fold in the pears, chocolate chips and coconut. Pour in prepared pan and bake for one hour.

Yields one loaf

7 thoughts on “Coconut Chocolate Chip Pear Tea Cake

  1. Liz

    The cake looks and sounds very delicious, because it has most of the ingredients I love like coconut milk and shredded coconut, chocolate chips and pears. The microwave gave it a very nice browning on the outside. It reminded me of the other day when I was looking at microwave ovens that double as conventional ovens and I remember the sales lady couldn’t answer all my question like will the cake brown the way it does in a normal oven etc. Which one gives a better result? your main oven or the microwave conventional? Please educate me. Thanks and have a wonderful evening.

    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      The microwave conventional oven works pretty well. The biggest drawback is that it is smaller. Muffin pans or large casseroles won’t fit. That being said, it is nice to have the extra option, especially when preparing a lot like at Thanksgiving. On a daily basis I use it for quiche, quick breads or casseroles in my square pan that fits nicely. A larger casserole pan will fit, however, it won’t turn around while baking so it will have hot or brown spots. I haven’t tried a yeast bread in there yet but may be forced to any day now! I usually roast veggies in the toaster oven, otherwise this would work well too.

      1. Liz

        I am seriously thinking of investing in one too. I think it’s good for cooking quick things or any other things that can fit it there. Our Thanksgiving is on Monday 14th. We have a long weekend. The kids didn’t go to school today and they’ll be around on Monday too. Wish you a wonderful weekend!

      2. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

        It definitely comes in handy at the holidays and for entertaining! Plus in the summer it if is hot and you don’t want to crank up the bigger oven. Enjoy your long Thanksgiving weekend.

  2. ChgoJohn

    I do have to give you credit. After all of that canning/preserving, you still manage to make this great little cake. Granted, once both the canning and baking were finished, I bet it was nice to relax with a piece of this cake. It sounds tasty. I, too, have a micro-convention oven. I don’t use the convention oven that often unless entertaining. In those instances, it can be a real life saver.


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