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Passion Fruit Cake

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Only a handful of the ingredients and yet you will get this simply mixed in one bowl to create the cake batter for an outstanding Passion Fruit Cake. 

Passiflora edulis, commonly known as passion fruit, is a vine species of passion flower native to southern Brazil through Paraguay and northern Argentina. It is cultivated commercially in tropical and subtropical areas for its sweet, seedy fruit.

Yield: 1 loaf

Passion Fruit Cake

an image of a Passion Fruit Cake sliced up with cut up fresh passion fruit on the side.

We (Jennifer) have lovely fresh Passion fruit in the garden, so I tried a passion fruit cake, wow it's so delicious.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 125 g margarine
  • 1¾ cup self-raising flour
  • Pinch salt
  • ¾ cup castor sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g fresh passion fruit pulp
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 4 Passion Fruit for the Pulp (depending on the size)


  1. Beat together margarine and sugar.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla essence, and mix well.
  3. Sift in flour, and add the salt.
  4. Mix well and then add the passion fruit pulp.
  5. I added chopped cherries as well.
  6. Mix well, place in a greased tray, I used a loaf tin.
  7. Bake at 180C / 350F for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Use a toothpick to poke through to check if it's done.

For the syrup

  1. Mix 1/2 cup icing sugar with a few tablespoons of orange and passion fruit juice.
  2. Mix until you have a thick liquid.
  3. Pour over cooled cake.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Jennifer from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 303Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 31mgSodium 265mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 10gSugar 27gProtein 5g

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Passion Fruit Health Benefits

Move over, oranges. Passion fruit is full of this antioxidant. Your body uses it to make blood vessels, cartilage, muscles, and collagen, which keeps the skin looking young. It also helps your body heal, lowers inflammation, and protects your cells from damage

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