Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Coconut Cake with Passionfruit Sauce

Recipe from Erica
Images by Yasmin

This is a beautiful little tea cake to share among friends. I first ate this cake at a family friends home for morning tea a few years ago and have been baking it ever since. It is just so simple and sweet. I love the different textures of the coconut, passionfruit pulp and soft sponge cake, all combining perfectly in your mouth as you take the first bite. The mixture of textures, flavours and the hot sauce, balances this cake perfectly.

  • 170g raw sugar
  • 120g butter
  • 150g SR flour
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 60g milk
  • 60g coconut milk
  • whipped cream, to serve (optional)
  • 170g tin passionfruit pulp
  • 50g water
  • 60g sugar

Preheat oven 180'C fan forced. Prepare square cake tin. Place sugar in food processor. Pulverise. In seperate bowl, melt butter. Add to sugar. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour into prepared tin. bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Cool for 10 minutes in tin. Put on rack to cool completely. For Syrup recipe visit the Icings and Sauces Page on this blog. Serve with cream and syrup.


  1. This sounds delicious for tea or anytime! And, I love the cake from your previous post. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!


  2. What a gorgeous cake! It looks so light and like it would be perfect with a cup of coffee. Thank you for sharing this recipe and your beautiful photos, and thanks also for your support of my blog. I appreciate it so much!

  3. What a delicious and beautiful cake - the sauce makes it perfect.

  4. That sounds yummy! It is unique to have a recipe for a cake with a sauce. I like the idea. Nice picture Yas!

  5. ce gâteau à la noix de coco accompagné de sauce est parfait pour 4 h.
    moi aussi j'utilise le traducteur pour lire, ne t'inquiète pas même si tu ne maitrise pas bien le français je comprends très bien ce que tu m'écris
    bonne journée

  6. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such thoughtful comments. Your recipes sound delicious. Good luck with your blog.


  7. Hello Yasmin, and thanks for stopping by my blog! Your blog is quite lovely and I love that citrus header! I, too, love citrus! Your recipes look delicious! How long have you been blogging and where do you live? Are you working or retired? Perhaps you work with food and are a chef or a cook? I loved watching the David Attenbourough documentaries, I don't think he's made any recently, though. I see you like the vampire literature, you may like Anne Rice's vampire Lestat series, those were set in New Orleans and quite good. Wonder Bread was invented by Elmer Cline and introduced in 1921.

  8. I love sauce with sweets. Looks delicious.

  9. Wow! I love all of the tropical flavors in this cake!