Pear & White Chocolate Cupcakes

I absolutely love the flavour of pears, especially lightly cooked, but am not a huge fan of them uncooked as the texture is often too gritty for me. As I had a batch that were 'on the turn', I decided to whip up some cupcakes which would make good use of them.

Pear & White Chocolate Cupcakes


  • 4oz self-raising flour
  • 4oz caster sugar
  • 4oz butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1tbsp vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 pear, peeled and chopped
  • white chocolate drops
  • buttercream
  • chocolate spread
  • white chocolate
  1. Cream the butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract, add a little flour if the mixture starts to curdle.
  3. Sift the flour in and mix thoroughly.
  4. Stir through the vanilla yoghurt gently.
  5. Divide into cake cases and cook in a preheated oven (200°C/Gas Mask 6) for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Mix the buttercream, but before transferring to a piping bag with a star nozzle, smear chocolate spread around the outside of the bag. When the buttercream is piped, there will be a gentle hint of chocolate in the topping.
  8. Grate white chocolate and sprinkle over the top of the buttercream.

I'm sure that more than one is allowed, there is fruit in it after all?

Pear & White Chocolate Cupcakes

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  1. says

    i have never made a cake with pear……… i dont think as its not a fruit we have in the house as no one likes them! these sound and look lovely and i like the swirl effect with the buttercream too x

  2. says

    Gosh, what a gorgeous combination and not one I would've thought of. I now want one of those cupcakes really badly!

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