Lavish Pear Cake

A cake worthy of a toast🥂🍰


Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients for 8 people

Vanilla ice cream

2 cups sugar

4 1/4 cups water

4 pears

Vanilla cake

8 oz mascarpone cheese

3 cups heavy whipping cream

2/3 powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups melted dark chocolate

Cocoa powder


Springform pan

Ziploc bag

Wine glasses

Step 1/4

Place the ring of a springform on a lined baking sheet. Line the bottom with vanilla ice cream. Freeze. Fill a Ziploc bag with the remaining vanilla ice cream and cut a lower corner of a Ziploc bag to form a piping bag. Remove the circle from the mold and use the piping bag to pipe waves of ice cream on the ice cream disc. Freeze.

Step 2/4

Melt the sugar in a saucepan, then add the water, beat, then remove from the heat. Peel, halve, and core the pears, then dip in the caramel. Once they are well coated, let drain on a plate. Arrange the pears around the edge of the springform pan. Place a disc of vanilla cake in the center, and brush with the remaining caramel sauce.

Step 3/4

Whip the mascarpone, the heavy whipping cream, and the powdered sugar. Melt the dark chocolate, add it to the whipped cream and mix with a spatula. Fill the springform pan with the chocolate whipped cream. Freeze.

Step 4/4

Unmold the cake, place the vanilla ice cream disc on top, and sprinkle with cocoa powder. Use wine glasses to scoop out slices of cake, toast, and enjoy!