There is a free food newspaper called Gram that is found at various locations aorund Melbourne. Tim always picks up a copy for his Dad. In one recent edition, Tim found a recipe for Pear and Chocolate Cake that he thought I'd like to make, and sent me a copy. The cake was from Florentine by Emiko Davies.
This cake is deep and dark and chocolatey, with moistness and sweetness from the pear:
I was also impressed with the sunray pattern on top of the cake formed by the pears - so easy to do yet so effective.
It was a gorgeous cake, and I would definitely make it again.