Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yogurt and passion fruit syrup mini cakes

Yogurt and passion fruit syrup mini cakes

Certain actors have a very special place in my heart –they are so talented that I’m always interested in watching their movies.
Christian Bale, for example - I have seen him in several different movies and he continues to make me curious about what’s coming.

It’s like baking with yogurt – the more I do it (like last month’s lime cake), the more I enjoy it.

Yogurt and passion fruit syrup mini cakes

Yogurt and passion fruit syrup mini cakes
from Donna Hay magazine

150g unsalted butter, softened
220g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 cup thick Greek-style natural yogurt
300g self raising flour, sifted

Passion fruit syrup:
1 cup (240ml) passion fruit syrup
½ cup (120ml) water
110g caster sugar

Preheat the oven to 160ºC/320ºF. To make the passion fruit syrup, place passion fruit pulp, water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10-15 minutes or until syrupy. Set aside.

Make the cake: place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 10-15 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add yogurt and beat until well combined.
Fold through flour. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 24cm bundt or ring pan* and bake for 35 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Remove cake from the pan and place on a serving plate (I left the cakes in the pan for 5 minutes and then unmolded them).
Spike cake all over with a thin skewer or toothpick, drizzle with syrup and serve while still warm – it tastes delicious at room temperature, too.

* I halved the recipe, used a muffin pan (each well holds 1/3 cup batter) and got 9 small cakes

Serves 8

Yogurt and passion fruit syrup mini cakes

22 comments:

anna said...

Mmm, I've been meaning to try yogurt cake but whenever I think about it there's no yogurt in the house! I love passionfruit, too.

Dragana said...

I love baking with yogurt, and buttermilk for that matter! I love the texture and moisture it adds. Lovely cakes!

apparentlyjessy said...

Yum, sounds like a lovely flavour combination!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

I am drooling over those maracujas. They are so expensive here in the states.

Lovely recipe and pictures. (As usual.) :)

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

After I tried real passionfruit for the first time in Singapore, I have been looking for good recipes that call for it. I just wish it was easier to find! I shall definitely be trying this soon.

Snooky doodle said...

i love Christiam Bale. These mini cakes look adorable and delicious. I love yogurt too.

Chanel said...

I wish I had seen this recipe when I had about 20 passionfruits on my bench, yum.

veggie belly said...

your mini cakes look gorgeous! ill have to go find some passionfruit syrup now :)

Elyse said...

Yogurt, the Christian Bale of the culinary world? Yes, totally. I get it! I love yogurt, and I love passion fruit. The combination of these two sounds just heavenly!! Mmm, you have me so hungry for these little cakes!

toni said...

Love the fact that you made these as little cakes in a muffin pan. Just the right size! Heavenly sounding - almost as heavenly as Christian Bale!

Arfi Binsted said...

Lovely little cakes... calling me calling me near...

Happy Homebaker said...

What lovely little cakes you have made! I bought 1 kg of passionfruits yesterday, I am so inspired by the many cakes and desserts that you have been making with these fruits :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

It's so true about baking with yogurt-- it's wonderful in everything from cakes to muffins. These mini cakes are precious, Patricia!

Kelly said...

The picture of the cakes covered in the passion fruit are so pretty! Well done, and sounds delish!

farida said...

I love baking with yogurt a lot, it certainly adds a nice texture to the finished product. Your cakes looks adorable!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Anna, that happens to me sometimes, too. :D

Dragana, tks for stopping by!

Jessy, I bet you would like it. :D

Lindsey, that's too bad, darling!
Tks for your kind words.

Chris, isn't it delicious? And so refreshing - I'm glad to know you had a chance of trying it!

Natalie, I love him, too. ;D

Chanel, tks for stopping by! I hope you try it next time. :D

Veggie Belly, tks for visiting!

Elyse, I'm glad you agree. ;D

Toni, you are right! ;)

Arfi, ;D

Happy Homebaker, I bet you'll be making delicious treats!

Susan, thank you, darling!

Kelly, tks for visiting!

veron said...

Yum, youghurt cake...and they are minis...and they have passion fruit...how much more perfect can it get!

mari said...

Passionfruit. Yogurt. Christian Bale. Three very yummy things. Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Pam said...

Those are cute! You know...I've never had passionfruit. I don't even know what it looks like!

Wendy said...

These are beautiful! Shall be trying them out for sure.

TBC said...

I too like using yogurt in baked goods and try and use it whenever possible. It lends a nice texture to the end product. Your mini cakes look fantastic!

Arlette said...

Hello Patricia

I am in love with all your yummy baking and beautiful photos...
I will try couple of recipes and let you know...
I have several cousins in SAO from both sides of my parents.
thanks for sharing

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