Thursday, December 23, 2010

Passionfruit Yogurt Pound Cake with Passionfruit Glaze

I've got at least 3 baking posts queuing up to be published.
There seems to be so many activities going on during year-end that I've no time to post about my bakes. With one outing and another and also Shern's antics and also being an TVB drama series addict recently, I'd no time resize and edit my photos.

Well, so I just sat down my ass in front of my laptop and did all the backlog baking posts all at once. So please don't be surprised if you see baking posts being published in the middle of the night. It's not middle-of-the-night bakes, just scheduled posts. :P

2 December 2010

Beginning of December I was crazy over passionfruit. After the successful and most delicious Passionfruit Yogurt Cheesecake, I'd decided to do a milder version of cake using the same ingredients - Passionfruit.

And it was really a great choice. This exotic fruit emits a very nice and fresh aroma. My whole kitchen smelled so good while the cake was baking in the oven.

As usual, I tweaked the recipe by adding in the pulp and seeds. This is mainly because I was lazy to strain the pulp and also I thought of giving a little crunch to the cake by adding the seeds.

Adding the pulp was a good idea, it gave the cake much more flavour. But I guess I should have omitted the seeds. Don't get me wrong. I love the crunch, but then I took it out when I fed the cake to Shern because I think it must be rather difficult for Shern to bite them and is not so easily digested by toddlers.

By adding the yogurt, the cake was really moist and soft. I think it is the softest pound cake recipe I've ever made. I really like it.

The glaze is rather sweet though, but is a nice contrast to the rather tangy passionfruit cake. You can ommit the glaze if you don't have a sweet tooth. I like it with glaze though because I think I have a very sweet tooth now.

Look at the soft and moist yellow-y cake when cut. Looks so amazing, right?

Recipe: Passionfruit Yogurt Pound Cake with Passionfruit Glaze (largely adapted from Honey Bee Sweet)

Yogurt Pound Cake
150g plain flour

160g caster sugar
½ tsp baking powder
110g unsalted butter, room temperature
2 eggs

120g of plain yogurt
4 tbsp fresh passionfruit juice
pulp and seeds of 4 passionfruits (optional)
pinch of salt

Passionfruit Glaze
2 tbsp passionfruit juice
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter and line a loaf tin with parchment paper and butter it again.

In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time till well mixed in.

Add in yogurt and stir till incorporated. Then add in the passion fruit juice and mix well.
Add in the pulp and seeds here too.

Add in flour, baking powder and salt and stir till just blend in.

Pour the cake batter into the loaf tin and bake for 40 to 45 mins or till the cake tester comes out clean.
Cool on rack.

To make the glaze, mix all ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. Drizzle the cinnamon glaze over the cake.


Sharon said...

I looove passionfruit. I've never tried making my own dessert with it but this looks amazing! Absolutely gorgeous cake, I'm drooling just looking at it!

tanshuyin said...

yeah...and if u prefer, u can omit the glaze. but if uve got a sweet tooth like mine, then the glaze is great! ;)