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Pear and cocoa bean chip cake

MATANA likes to find recipe ideas for you written by cooking enthusiasts all over the world! We just found this bog United Colors of Macarons, a name that reflects well the cultural diversity of its author.

This simple and delicious cake recipe is interesting in the sense that the usual "bad" ingredients (butter, sugar and refined flour) have been replaced by healthier ingredients such as coconut oil, wholemeal sugar or semi-wholemeal flour.

What particularly interests us in this recipe is the presence of flakes of cocoa beans. An ingredient with multiple health benefits. Rich in magnesium, potassium, iron and fiber, pure cocoa is a wonder for the body.

Pear and cocoa bean cake
Pear and cocoa bean cake

This cake can be enjoyed as a snack or dessert or for breakfast. It will delight young and old... It can be accompanied by tea, coffee, herbal tea or why not a hot chocolate?

Experience dessert bliss like never before with our Pear and Cocoa Bean Cake. The symphony of flavors in this delectable treat will captivate your palate, as ripe pears and cocoa beans unite in a mouthwatering harmony. Elevate your baking game and create this heavenly cake today!


Ingredients for Pear and cocoa bean cake

  • 3 pears

  • 4 tbsp coconut oil

  • 200g of semi-wholemeal flour

  • 60g brown sugar

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 2 eggs

  • 15cl of milk

  • 3 teaspoons of cocoa beans

Step 1: View recipe

Step 2: Add your personal touch

Cow's milk could be replaced by a vegetable milk of your choice to have a 100% vegan product.

Brown sugar is less refined than white sugar, so it is more natural. But, you can replace it with agave syrup which is a natural sweetener. In fact, its glycemic index is lower than that of sugar.

Personally, we like to replace sugar with maple syrup or honey. They are more caloric but give a warmer side to your cake.


The cocoa bean from Madagascar

Madagascar's cocoa beans are among the most coveted in the world. They are prized by the greatest master chocolatiers. You should know that Madagascar cocoa is the only one to have the fine cocoa label in Africa. (Sources: France 24).

The Trinitario variety is the one most commonly found in Madagascar. This is the cross between the Criollo and Forastero variety. Trinitario combines the resistance and productivity of Forastero and the taste and aromatic quality of Criollo.

Cocoa cultivation feeds around 30,000 farmers in the Sambirano region, located in the northwest of the big island. MATANA donates part of its profits to improve the living conditions of local (Malagasy) farmers.

A little-known superfood

The cocoa bean contains a concentrate of nutrients. It contributes to the balance of the nervous system. Being a powerful source of antioxidant, it can also positively affect mood. To find out more, read our article on the benefits of cocoa beans

A product available in Quebec and across Canada

MATANA markets cocoa beans from Madagascar. You can purchase it in its online store or at its points of sale.

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cocoa beans
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MATANA is a Quebec company that markets products from Madagascar. Its main objective is to make Madagascar known for its endemic and exceptional products. Matana donates part of its profits to improve the living conditions of local (Malagasy) farmers.

Our Malagasy suppliers are sorted on the fly. We work with local companies and producers who share our values: natural products, respectful of the environment and human conditions.

By purchasing our products, you support a Quebec company and the Malagasy producers of these products which do you so much good.

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