Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Passion Fruit Cake

This is a recipe I've been wanting to try for a looong time. My mum grows Passion Fruit on her terrace and this year she had a rocking yield. So she scooped out the pulp and stored them in containers in the freezer. Not a bad idea actually if you want to use them later on. So I brought back one box of the frozen pulp. And finally got to making this last week....

The cake has a slight tang and great aroma. You can just dust with some icing sugar and serve or for those (like me) who like the flavour of the passion fruit can pour some passion fruit glaze...see below. I added the pulp with seeds into the batter as straining it was too much of a bother. I knew it turned out well when I saw my chocoholic husband reach out for the second helping. ;);)

Passion Fruit Cake

1 1/4 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

sprinkle of salt

1/2 cup butter, melted

4tblsp fresh passion fruit pulp ( I added the seeds too...)

2 large eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift together dry ingredients in larger bowl and wet ingredients in another bowl.

Blend both of the above.

Put the batter into prepared pans and bake for 40-45 min.

Remove and when cool dust with icing sugar and glaze.

For glaze:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbs passion fruit pulp

To make glaze, sift powdered sugar into a blender. Add juice and blend until smooth. Strain and spoon glaze over cake, allowing glaze to soak into the cake.

It's different !!!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cake Take - Rolling On!

Big Girl, RM turned 9 recently. As her birthday approached, I was again faced with the dilemma of what kind of cake to make for her....... especially after her own suggestion of a Selena Gomez cake! Yikes! No way! Well, of late, the girls have both been very much into roller skating and I thought that would be a much better theme for our birthday.

Roller Skate Cake!

The cake was a Yellow Cake filled with her favorite dark chocolate pastry cream and Whipped cream frosting. The roller skate was made a couple of days ahead with royal icing using the Color Flow Technique and let to dry hard. It was placed on the cake just before it was cut.

I must say that Selena Gomez got no mention after Big Girl saw her cake ........ Guess she's a bigger fan of dark chocolate! Keep Rolling, Girl!


p.s : Just wanted to share some of the t-shirt art some of our friends and us did at the party!

T-shirt Painting