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Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake

with Coconut Meringue Topping
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Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake

Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake - Sweet surprise for coffee guests - or for your favorite Valentine

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Health Score:
6,3 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 10 min.
Ready in
Calories:
209
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

This cake contains vitamin D thanks to the eggs and butter as well as calcium and protein from the yogurt and milk. 

For an easy variation on this cake, use apples instead of pears and replace the grated coconut with ground hazelnuts.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie209 kcal(10 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates23 g(15 %)
Sugar added7 g(28 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.5 mg(13 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate21 μg(7 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin6 μg(13 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.5 μg(17 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium138 mg(3 %)
Calcium45 mg(5 %)
Magnesium19 mg(6 %)
Iron1.1 mg(7 %)
Iodine4 μg(2 %)
Zinc0.8 mg(10 %)
Saturated fatty acids5.8 g
Uric acid14 mg
Cholesterol97 mg
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Ingredients

for
12
Ingredients
4 eggs
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
4 tablespoons Shredded coconut
1 Vanilla bean
2 ripe but firm Pear (about 12 oz.)
3 ounces butter
2 ounces Raw cane sugar
4 ounces Yogurt (low-fat)
6 tablespoons
8 ounces Pastry flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
Fat (for greasing the pan)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

2 large Bowls, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Small bowl, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Pastry brush, 1 large non-stick Baking dish (heart-shaped, or 26 cm diameter round pan), 1 Wooden skewer, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wire rack, 1 Kitchen scale

Preparation steps

1.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 1

Separate 2 eggs. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff with a hand mixer.

2.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 2

Mix in powdered sugar and shredded coconut, then refrigerate meringue.

3.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 3

Split vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.

4.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 4

Peel pears, quarter, core and finely dice.

5.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 5

Beat butter and sugar in another bowl until fluffy with hand mixer.

6.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 6

Beat remaining eggs and egg yolks one at a time into butter mixture, then beat in yogurt, milk and vanilla seeds.

7.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 7

Whisk flour and baking powder in a bowl, then sift over butter mixture and mix briefly to combine.

8.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 8

Fold pear into the batter with a rubber spatula.

9.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 9

Grease a large non-stick baking pan (either heart-shaped or round, about 10 inches in diameter. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 25-30 minutes.

10.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 10

Test by inserting a wooden skewer in the center of the cake; it should come out clean. If not, continue baking a few more minutes. 

11.
Pear-Vanilla Heart Cake preparation step 11

Remove the cake from the pan and spread coconut meringue on top with the back of a spoon. Return cake to oven and bake until the meringue browns slightly, 8-12 minutes more. Let cool on a wire rack before serving.