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Passionfruit Curd Cake is exactly what I want right at the moment. It has been a very busy week, so I'm ready to sit down with a slice of this decadent cake and a cup of tea. I would love it if you could join me!
Some readers may be aware that I have been a food blogger since 2009. That's a lot of eating, recipe development, and recipe sharing! During that time I've gotten to know quite a lot of the long-term foodies and food bloggers. The recipe I'm sharing today is based loosely on a recipe from "The Cooks Republic". Sneh makes the most amazing recipes and is one of the best food photographers I know.
I was looking for something special to make with the passionfruit curd I prepared last week. I remembered a delicious recipe Sneh has on her site for this passionfruit curd butter cake. The recipe wasn't suitable for the Thermomix so I did a bit of experimenting so I could share a Thermomix version of the passionfruit curd cake.
I'd like to encourage you to take a look at the Cooks Republic, I'm sure you will find plenty of food inspiration.
This simplified recipe uses a melt and mix formula so it is super easy to make even if you don't have a Thermomix, although I would NEVER make any curd without a Thermomix again.
Have you made Passionfruit Curd before in the Thermomix? You should also try my lemon curd recipe. I'm not sure which is my favourite, I guess it depends on my mood.
More Passionfruit Recipes
Do you have and excess of passionfruit? I love it when I am gift fruit from a friend when they have an overly abundant homegrown supply. I have a few delicious recipes I would love you to try, probably my favourite is the Simple Passionfruit Slice, it is so easy. The ingredients are really simple and it seems like it couldn't possibly work but it always does. Another is my Pineapple and Passionfruit Jam, I love this recipe because it reminds me of when I was a very young girl and visiting nan and grandma. They would always have multi fruit jams in the fridge. Never boring store bough predictable flavours.
Step by Step Guide & Watchpoints
The ingredients are very simple.
- I like to use salted butter but if your preference is unsalted feel free to substitute.
- Self-raising flour or cake flour is my preference but you can substitute plain flour and 3 teaspoon baking powder.
Adding Ingredients to Butter
When adding ingredients to the butter ensure the eggs are the last item to go in the TM Bowl. Putting the eggs in first with the hot butter may cause them to start cooking.
Adding the Batter
Don't overfill the cake tin or muffin pan with batter as the curd still needs to be added. The finished height should be at least 2-3cm from the top of the cake tin depending on the tin. (a little less for muffins, 1-1.5cm)
Keep a tray under the tin in the oven in case of overflows.
Passionfruit Curd Addition
Please note the following tips when adding the passionfruit curd.
- Use cold or room temperature curd
- Keep the curd away from the edge of the cake to prevent it sticking to the tin and making it hard to remove the cake.
- Place curd evenly around the cake.
FAQ Passionfruit Curd Cake
Yes, you can change up the curd to whatever curd you would prefer.
I like to store the cake in an airtight container in the fridge. You can warm it slightly in the microwave before heating it or take it out before serving.
Yes, this cake freezes well.
No, you can make the curd just ahead of baking the cake.
This passionfruit curd cake is just as well suited as muffins, mini cakes or a big decadent cake. So is really is a versatile treat. If you're looking for a tasty lunch box treat, pin this for later 🙂
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Decadent Passionfruit Curd Butter Cake
- 225 gm self raising flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 225 gm caster sugar
- 125 gm butter cubed
- 3 eggs
- 90 gm milk
- 1 lemon zest only
- 1 cup passionfruit curd
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Line an 8 inch round cake tin with baking paper.
- Add the butter to TM Bowl. Melt 3 min/Varoma/Speed 2.125 gm butter
- Add the milk, lemon zest, salt, sugar and then eggs. Beat 1 min/ Speed 5.¼ teaspoon salt, 225 gm caster sugar, 90 gm milk, 1 lemon, 3 eggs
- Add the flour to TM Bowl. Combine 1 min/Speed 4.225 gm self raising flour
- Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake tin.
- Use a teaspoon to drop passionfruit curd over the top of the cake. Take a skewer and swirl the curd gently through the batter. Do not over combine.1 cup passionfruit curd
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for approximately 50 minutes until golden and risen.
- Allow to cool and serve warm with a dusting of icing sugar and an extra serving of passionfruit curd and chantilly cream.
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