ü 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened, plus more, for greasing
ü 2 (14-ounce) cans pear halves, in juice
ü 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
ü 1/4 cup cocoa
ü 1 1/4 cups sugar
ü 1 teaspoon baking powder
ü 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
ü 2 eggs
ü 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
ü 1 Jar of Chocolate Pear Cabernet Sauce
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease an 8 1/2-inch square ovenproof dish with butter.
Drain the pears and arrange them on the base of the prepared dish. Put all the remaining ingredients in a processor and blitz until you have a batter with a soft dropping consistency.
Spread the brown batter over the pears, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 or 10 minutes and then cut into slabs - I cut 2 down and 2 across to make nine slices - and serve with Chocolate Pear Cabernet Sauce