Passion fruit yoghurt cakes

Passion fruit yoghurt cakes

How to Cook Cakes
Peter Cassidy

Flavoured with passion fruit yoghurt and topped with a tangy passion fruit curd, these little cakes are light and delicious. You will need a 16-hole muffin tin.


Quantity Ingredient
2 lemons
250ml sunflower oil
250g caster sugar
2 eggs
250g passion fruit yoghurt
280g self-raising flour

Passion fruit curd

Quantity Ingredient
4 passion fruit
1 egg
85g granulated sugar
30g unsalted butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. First make the passion fruit curd. Cut open each passion fruit and scoop the pulp into a sieve set over a bowl. Gently press the pulp through the sieve, discarding the pips.
  2. Lightly beat the egg in a small bowl to break it up.
  3. Put the beaten egg, sugar, butter, lemon juice and passion fruit juice into a small saucepan and heat gently over a low to medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened. Strain through a sieve and leave to cool.
  4. Heat the oven to 170°C. Line the muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
  5. Finely grate the zest of both lemons and squeeze the juice; set aside.
  6. Using an electric whisk, whisk the oil and sugar together in a large bowl until evenly blended. Whisk in the eggs until creamy, then stir in the yoghurt, lemon juice and zest.
  7. Stir in the flour until it is just mixed through; do not over-stir the mixture.
  8. Half fill the muffin cases with the mixture and bake in the middle of the oven for 20–35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a cake comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow the little cakes to cool completely before removing from the muffin cases and turning upside down on a plate. Spoon a little passion fruit curd over the cakes and serve.


  • For a large passion fruit cake, this mixture can be baked in a prepared 22cm moule à manqué tin or round cake tin, with the cooking time increased to 35–40 minutes.
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