In this next featured recipe from our chef Kathy High, we created a flourless chocolate cake that is ridiculously easy to put together and has a rich flavor, which matches well with the nuttiness of the cricket powder. In this recipe, we use a dark chocolate (64%) but you can use any dark chocolate you prefer, as long as it is good chocolate! The pear ginger compote is a spicy accompaniment. Make sure to use a firm pear for the compote that won’t break down in cooking (I like red D’anjou for the color and flavor!)  To make your own Chocolate Decadence Cake with Pear Compote, check out the following ingredients and directions below. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Decadence Cake:

7 ounces (200g) Dark chocolate
1 stick (110g) Butter
1/2 cup (75g) Cornstarch
1/4 cup (30g) Cricket Flours: 100% Pure Cricket Powder
1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon (120g) Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 Eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon Pear brandy (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray an 8” square brownie pan or pie plate with pan spray
  • Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside
  • Place a metal bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water. Melt together butter and
    chocolate, stirring occasionally to make sure both are combined
  • When chocolate and butter are completely melted and mixed, pour into bowl with dry
    ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the eggs and optional brandy and whisk until combined
  • Pour into prepared pan
  • Bake 20 minutes or until center is *just* set ­ but Do not overbake! You want the result to be
  • Let cool in the pan
  • Slice and serve with a spoonful of the pear compote

Ingredients for Pear Ginger Compote:

1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water
1/2 teaspoon Ground ginger
1 pinch Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups (~3 pears) Pears, diced


  • Combine sugar, water, ginger, salt and vanilla in saute pan
  • Cook over medium heat until the syrup is reduced and thickened slightly
  • Add pears and cook until just cooked through when pierced with a fork or toothpick
  • Allow pears to cool in syrup

Looking for More Cricket Flours Recipes?

We put together some quick links in case you were looking for more information about Cricket Flours Recipes, USA Pears, or would like see more recipe creations from our guest Chef Kathy High.

  • Click here to see all of our Cricket Flours Recipes
  • Click here to read our article with USA Pears
  • Click here to see Chef Kathy’s High recipe for a Tropical Pear Juice Boost
  • Click here to see Chef Kathy’s High recipe for a Pear & Cricket Financier

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