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Passionfruit Loaf Cake

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5 from 5 reviews


This passionfruit loaf cake is so sweet, so zingy and so very delicious. The sponge is made using passionfruit yogurt which gives the cake such a densely moist crumb.


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For the cake:

  • 250ml sunflour oil
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large, free range eggs
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 270g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 225g passionfruit yogurt
  • the pulp from 5 large passionfruits

For the glaze:

  • 75g icing sugar
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • pulp from 2 passionfruit

For the frosting:

  • 250g marscapone
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 4tbsp icing sugar


For the cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 175C (fan assisted) and grease and line your loaf tin with baking parchment.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment mix the sunflower oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix in the eggs, one at a time and mix until smooth.
  3. Add in the flour and baking powder and mix until just combined. Stir through the yogurt, lemon juice and passionfruit pulp.
  4. Pour the cake batter into your prepared loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

For the Glaze:

  1. While the cake is baking make the glaze. In a small bowl combine the icing sugar, lemon juice and passionfruit pulp and mix until smooth.
  2. Once the cake is baked, while still hot pour over the passionfruit glaze and allow to cool completely.

For the Frosting:

  1. Once cool run a knife around the edge of the cake and release it from the tin. Place on a cake plate to finish decorating.
  2. Place the mascarpone, vanilla and icing sugar in a bowl and beat until smooth. Swirl the frosting over the cake and decorate with a little extra passionfruit pulp and sprinkles.


The unfrosted cake can be frozen for up to 3 months.

You can use plain yogurt is your can’t find passionfruit but the flavour might be a little more subtle.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: British