Wednesday, April 27, 2011

passionfruit & apple cake

We are in abundance of passionfruits around here. Our four vines have gone bananas over the past few months. After we have eaten our daily share, given away to any visitors and Ruby has stolen her daily two from the vine (no kidding, morning and afternoon without fail she steals one and chews them open for some passionfruit loving) we still have an abundance left over.

Lately I have been experimenting with different passionfruit flavoured cakes. After a failed pineapple and passionfruit upside down cake (a disaster) all shortcomings were forgotten with this delicious and super easy passionfruit and apple cake.

125g butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup milk
pulp of 4 passionfruits
1 large granny smith apple peeled and sliced into thin slices

1 tablespoon soft butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
Pulp of 2 passionfruits

Preheat oven to 180'C
Cream butter and sugar
Add eggs and mix
Add sifted flour and milk
Add passionfruit pulp and mix well
Pour half of mixture into prepared tin
Layer apple slices over cake mixture
Pour the rest of the cake mixture into Tin
Bake for 40 minutes - cake will look golden early so watch out not to undercook.
Once cooled drizzle with icing.



  1. Yum! I cant wait to give this a try. We too are reaching our passionfruit limit so any new way to use some up is very welcome ;)

  2. Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Growing up we had a similar passionfruit-overload situation. My mum would have us scoop out the pulp which she then froze in ice-cube trays and later transfer to freezer bags. It freezes and defrosts really well, and it means you can have home-grown passionfruit on your pav all year round! :D

  3. This looks delicious!
    I'm having a High Tea Birthday party in a bit over a week, and this would be a perfect delight to have served.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. You are so lucky! I get thousands of flowers and hardly any fruit :( You should be making up jars of Passionfruit -Lemon Butter!!

  5. A beautiful blog you have here. My weekend plan is to make a passionfruit apple cake, so I will use some ideas from here and from a cook book. I hope it turns out well.


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