Thursday, 26 May 2011

Passion Fruit Pound Cake


Each time I write a new post, I can hear someone inside my head saying, I should post something savoury or a spicy dish. But the sweet lover in my always tend to post something sweet and I do have few spicy stuff to post even if they are made and the picture is taken some months ago.
Of course I am sure I will end up posting more sweet here as Shyama is comming home tonight from her college and she will be home for 2 weeks as they are having study holiday before the exams starts.
So my excuse of baking sweet would be she need fast energy which sugar as :-)

Now to the recipe, the moment I saw this in Swapna's place  I knew I was going to make them as I loved the flavours in them. She got the recipe from Deeba's place.We all loved it, really the cake was so good and the gace was just to die for it was so yumm.
And indeed the cake is much better the next day.
Divya as made with Manoes as it is season in India  and she too is going to post her mango version soon.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup vanilla or plain sugar
2 eggs
100ml buttermilk {or substitute recipe below}
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 tbsp passion fruit pulp without seeds
Zest of 1 orange ( I didn't had orange so I added zest of grape fruit)

To make buttermilk substitute at home:

Take 100ml milk at room temp; add 1 tsp white vinegar. Let it stand 5-10 minutes. When it curdles, it’s ready.
Method:

•Grease and flour the sides of a loaf pan or 8″ ring tin, or a 6″ round tin. Line the bottom.
•Preheat the oven to 170C.
•Sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Reserve.
•Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract, passion fruit pulp and grapfruit  zest.

•With beater on low add the flour and buttermilk alternately in three lots.
•Bake for 50-60 minutes till golden brown on top, and the tester comes out clean.
•Meanwhile, make the glaze…

Passion Fruit Glaze

5 - 6 tbsp passion fruit pulp without seeds or as required ( I used a bit of the seeds)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
I added 1 tbsp of Egg White powder , it is optional but the glace gets hard which we love it here.

Method:

•Make the glazing by mixing together passion fruit pulp into the powdered sugar, stir till all lumps have dissolved. Add some more powdered sugar / pulp, until you get the required consistency.

•Pour the glaze evenly over the cooled cake, letting some drip over the sides. Wait for some time till it sets.







23 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks wonderful! Loved the passion fruit glaze very much :)

Vimitha Anand said...

That really looks so lovely and yum... Baking is really comforting...

Priti said...

Looks absolute yum ....

Kelly said...

Love the passion fruit - wonderful ingredient idea!

Kalyani said...

yummy and tempting cake ........

sowmya's creative saga said...

woow.that looks so delicious..love the glaze..

Swapna said...

Thank you Finla for trying the cake... your's came out perfect! I am very happy that you and family liked it :)...

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This recipe looks really awesome and delicious. I will try this out!

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Priya said...

Cake looks super fabulous,spongy and inviting, never tried bakes with passionfruits..

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Maria♥ said...

Finla, this passion fruit pound cake looks so gorgeous!!

Maria
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Peggy said...

This looks too good! Love the passion fruit!

Divya Kudua said...

Yum yum,I am glad I tried this with Mango,too good Finla.Next one is Passion Fruit for sure,when I get hold of it!

Jayashree said...

The glaze and the cake both look yum.

jayasree said...

Delicious cake and tempting clicks.

Gloria said...

I love passion fruit so much!! huggs. gloria

kothiyavunu.com said...

wow..yummy pound cake, but loved the ingredients used to make it more delicious..

Rinku Naveen said...

Looks so good. Good ides!!
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Linda said...

HC, you are such a gifted baker/sweetsmaker -- why not post what you love. This looks delicious, I'd have a slice with your Merlin cocktail please ;)

Where would I find passion fruit pulp? Do you buy it, or make your own from fresh fruit? I am a little wary of passion fruits I see in the market here :)

My daughter is on summer break now, but off to work at camp in a couple of weeks. Enjoy the holiday with S!

Vardhini said...

I am seeing the 3rd pound cake for the day and now I have to make it. Looks so yummy and moist. Nice clicks.

Vardhini
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Cakelaw said...

I'm a sucker for the sweet stuff too Finla, and who could resist this fluffy cake with passionfruit icing?

Cham said...

I haven't seen much passion fruits here. The loaf with glaze is very attractive!

notyet100 said...

Cake looks so yum perfect with some coffee