Fall hits New York City suddenly. The leaves seem to turn all at once. The chill in the air rushes in, cozy socks are brought out, and there you are, it’s fall. It’s a good time to make a cake. Seasonal pears, bittersweet chocolate, and fragrant brown butter get together in this moist, tender cake. Lightly sweet, packed with fruit, and studded with chocolate this is a perfect cake for brunch or dinner parties, or as a cozy compliment to a big cup of tea.