Monday, 16 September 2013

The Coconut Passionfruit Cake

I have a passion for the scent of coconut. It reminds me of summery places, holidays and long, warm days. Even Champagne!
I have a love for things containing it too. So delicious!
Here's a recipe that just resonates summer and all things warm.
This is a quick cake to mix. You won't need anything too exotic or even an electric mixer. It is a nice wet cake mix which blends easily. You will however need a large mixing bowl, cake pan and a lot of guests to help you to enjoy it. This is quite a large cake!
In a big mixing bowl add:
2 and 1/2 cups of self-raising flour,
1 and 3/4 cups of caster sugar,
2 and 1/3 cups of desiccated coconut,
1 large can of coconut milk (you need 2 and 2/3 cups. This tin will be a little under so just add water to make up the remaining quantity).
2 eggs
I small tin of John West Passionfruit Pulp.
1 1/2 cups icing sugar.
Preheat your oven to 170 degrees C. Grease and flour your cake pan.
Combine all ingredients for the cake and mix well.
Add the batter to the cake pan and bake for 1 hour until golden.
Cool your cake before turning it onto a wire rack.
Prepare the passionfruit glaze: Add enough passionfruit pulp to the icing sugar to make a smooth paste. Microwave the glaze for 30-40 seconds and pour this warm icing over your cooled cake and allow it to set before serving.
But why stop at passionfruit glaze? There are so many tropical fruit toppings which would work with this cake. Try pineapple, mango or lemon. Whatever you like with coconut would work with this cake.
Cake baking just got a whole lot harder cuter around here. Miss Celeste decided now is the right time to get mobile. Up on her knees, she has worked out how to propel herself forwards.
My work has begun! It must have been the gorgeous smell coming from the oven that attracted her.
Happy baking!
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  1. HOLY HECK!!! This looks absolutely delish!!! I will be trying this ASAP.
    Unfortunately allergic to so many random fruits... passionfruit and coconut are two that I CAN eat, so this excited me!!!
    thanks for sharing :)

    1. It is very nummy! I am happy to have provided an inspiring recipe for you to try!

  2. Drooling, it looks terrific. I have a round ring cake that needs a lot of mixture so will try it in that. Coconut is good for us, and the kids will like it, passionfruit literally being the icing on the cake. Thank you.

  3. Oh yum. Now I have a craving for passionfruit. Nothing with passionfruit can go wrong!

    1. It's a really yummy cake. Fresh passionfruit would always be better but I relied on the tinned version - plus it was already in my pantry, left over from the pavlova I never made last Christmas day!

  4. I am desperate to get my cooking yummy things mojo back, but my mixer deters me - the speed switch flashes at me and the beaters fall out.

    At the point of REALLY wanting it to come back, because that cake looks scrummy!!!

    MC x

    1. You won't need mixers for this cake - it's a nice wet batter with no complicated mixing involved. A good one for kids to mix too (if you can be bothered with the mess)!

  5. Hey lovely this is one BIG pan - it looks like a mixing dish (I promise I'm not drunk) Looks delish lovely xx

    1. It's a good one Emily - it made the cut and got onto the blog where all my culinary treasures reside! ;D

  6. oh yum! What a perfect combination!

  7. Jody....two of my favourite flavours. Did you use your Kitchenaid mixer to mix the cake? The cake is huge but ideal for your family no doubt. Little Celeste will want to start licking the bowl soon. Brings back fond memories when I was a child and my sister and I used to line up to lick the was the best part of eating the cake!

    1. No mixer required! Rather funny since I just blogged my KitchenAid and then hand mixed this cake!
      Celeste has already eagerly nibbled on my chocolate muffins!
      Give this a try, it's great!

  8. OMG that looks amazing!! Do you think it would travel in the post ok?? I'll send you my address!!!

  9. That looks delicious! Found you via the thriving on thursday blog hop and followed :)

  10. It's like a little visit to Hawaii in cake form! x

  11. Wowzers that sounds like some hell of a cake. I would love to try it and substitute some of the sugar out though.

  12. Forgot to mention I'm visiting from weekend rewind.


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