I actually made this loaf back for my mum for mother’s day. We really enjoyed it together, (she actually said it was the best chocolate cake she had ever tasted!) Now, I’m never sure if mum is just saying that because she’s my biggest fan, but I will take the compliment and run with it.
This cake really is delicious you guys. It’s gorgeous too! The chai tea perfectly adds a warmth of flavour to the pears, that pairs beautifully well with the decadent chocolate loaf. I studded this loaf with 3 poached pears, but you can easily fit a few more in there.
Now I understand that poaching pears might sound fancy, difficult, or old-school but I promise it is so easy, and really adds so much to this delicious cake. If you want to change the recipe a bit for yourself, you can poach the pears in a different flavour of team, Earl Grey for example would be delicious. OR you could poach the pears in red wine. Red wine and chocolate? We all know that’s a match made in heaven.
That being said, the spices that are in the chai tea make this cake perfect. The cinnamon, cloves, allspice, star anise… the list goes on. Chai Lattes are personally one of my favourite drinks, I just adore the flavours. I have a recipe for Chai Tea concentrate up on my blog as well- CLICK HERE for the recipe to that!
I love to hear from you all- if you make this loaf send me a message, tag me on instagram @vanillandverbena or tag me on Facebook! The reason I love doing this is because I get to interact with everyone and talk about something I am passionate about!
I will always thank everyone for reading my posts, and supporting me- I am so so grateful.
FOR PEARS FOR LOAF FOR PEARS FOR LOAF Cheers! Grace Eveline
Chai Tea Poached Pear Chocolate Loaf