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Passionfruit sour cream slab cake


This moist cake is perfect for large groups and gatherings. It will keep well if covered and kept in the fridge. If fresh passionfruit isn’t available, frozen passionfruit or passionfruit syrup can be used as an alternative.

Large Passionfruit Slab Cake - Twisted Citrus

 

Passionfruit sour cream slab cake

INGREDIENTS
450g butter, softened
750g caster sugar
2 lemons, (juice and finely grated rind of)
12 passionfruit
10 free-range eggs
600g plain flour, sifted
4 teaspoons baking powder
450g sour cream
2 lemons, juice of
1/2 cup caster sugar

PASSIONFRUIT CREAM CHEESE ICING
500g cream cheese
50g butter, melted
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
4-6 passionfruit


DIRECTIONS
Preheat your oven to 160°C. Grease and line a 20 x 30 cm cake tin with baking paper.

Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy in a large bowl of an electric mixer. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition until the mixture and is light and creamy.

Scoop out the pulp from the passionfruit. Place in a small sieve, and allow the juice to pass through. Run a spoon over the remaining pulp to squeeze out all the liquid. Discard the seeds.

Sift together the flour and baking powder. Mix in the flour and sour cream, one spoonful of each at a time, to reduce the risk of curdling. Add the lemon rind and half of the passionfruit juice and then mix gently to incorporate everything together until smooth. Pour into the prepared tin.

Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake springs back when tested or a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave the cake in the tin for a few minutes to cool. Use a skewer to pierce some holes in the top of the cake.

Now you can make the passionfruit syrup. Heat the lemon juice, remaining passionfruit juice and ½ cup sugar together, until thte sugar has dissolved. Then pour over the hot cake to glaze it. Leave for a few minutes more then remove from the pan.

To make the icing, blend together the cream cheese, melted butter and icing sugar in a food processor until smooth and lump-free. Next mix through the last of the passionfruit pulp by hand. Spread over the top of the slab cake. Use any extra passionfruit pulp and spoon over the top for decoration.

Keep chilled before serving.

NZ PASSIONFRUIT

Hailing from Brazil, passionfruit is a glossy dark green vine producing fruit with purple skin and filled with deep orange pulp and soft black seeds. 

Passionfruit crops thrive in New Zealand, but demand just the right conditions to become big, juicy, and flavoursome. 

When you buy passionfruit online from us it comes from the Poverty Bay Flats, also known as the Gisborne Plains. This remarkable area is made up of alluvial soils said to consist of the most naturally fertile group of soils in New Zealand. Passionfruit grows exceptionally well here, impressing aficionados with their flavour, abundance and size.

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