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 !!!



  1. This sounds toooo YUMMY!!Is there any left?

  2. The girls enjoyed helping grandma pick passion fruit and loved the juice she made with it. Didn't think of the cake at that time. What a miss!!!

  3. sorry guys...nothing left. But have puree left so lemme know when u're coming this side.