Passionfruit and Coconut Cake

Passionfruit and Coconut Cake


If you are going to go to the trouble to stop for morning coffee, morning tea or afternoon tea then you really should have something delicious on hand.  This passionfruit and coconut cake is light, moist and surprisingly not overly sweet.  It is perfect to share with family or friends or even to indulge on your own.  Passionfruit is a delicious fruit most readily available in summer when it grows on the vine but it is acceptable to use a small tin of passionfruit pulp at other times in the year as long as it is good quality.  I like to bake it as a loaf but it is suitable to bake in the round as well.  The coconut helps keep it light and moist.  Whenever I have made it for family and friends it gets the seal of approval all round so it is guaranteed to please anyone who partakes.  I think stopping for a break mid morning or mid afternoon is a civilised and necessary part of life.  Even if you can’t manage it mid week, make the effort to take a break over the weekend.  You can sit and chat or ponder and generally soak up a slice of the good life by treating yourself to a delicious baked morsel in the form of passionfruit and coconut cake.


Passionfruit and Coconut Cake

A light, moist not overly sweet cake perfect for mid morning and mid afternoon with tea or coffee.

Author Jane Georgiades


  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 150 g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups dessicated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup passionfruit pulp
  • 1 tin passionfruit pulp extra
  • 2 1/2 tbsp caster sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

    Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Fold in coconut and self raising flour. Combine yoghurt and passionfruit pulp and mix into other ingredients.

    Bake cake for 45 – 50 minutes or until risen and a skewer comes out clean when tested.

    Heat passionfruit pulp and caster sugar on stove until sugar dissolves and pour over cake or reserve in a jug to spoon over each slice.