This is one of my favourite recipes and comes from one of my favourite blogs, Poires au Chocolat (French for 'pears and chocolate'). The blog is actually named after this recipe as it was the first one Emma (the woman behind Poires) created from scratch. Emma no longer actively blogs but the website still functions as a recipe book of sorts.
What I love about Emma's recipes is that it is evident in every step of baking (and eating) that she put in time, effort, and care into making sure the recipe is just right. Pears and chocolate are a classic made-for-each-other combination and they come together perfectly here.
I baked this loaf twice within the past five days and both cakes are finished, so that should tell you something about how good it is.
Click here for the recipe.
Note: The only thing I did differently was to bake the loaf at 350⁰F (180⁰C) for 45 to 50 minutes.