After a bit of a break my New Years resolution is to get back to blogging in a more consistent fashion, fingers crossed!
This Coconut Passionfruit Curd Cake is sure to put a smile on your face, the recipe is straightforward, easy to make and a great way to start a new year.
Coconut Passionfruit Curd Cake
The curd needs a few hours to cool so I try to make it the night before. If not a few hours before you bake the cake will do the trick.
Making the curd:
Set a small pot of water to simmer on medium heat.
In a heat proof bowl whisk together: 4 large eggs, 1/2 Cup of sugar, 1/2 Cup of passionfruit pulp*, 6 Tablespoons of unsalted butter and a pinch of salt.
(*Passionfruit pulp is found frozen in most latin grocery stores (I use Goya brand).
Place the bowl of ingredients over the simmering water and whisk constantly until the curd has thickened (8-10 minutes) it should look like this:Cool to room temperature then cover with plastic wrap (or in a contained with a lid) into the refrigerator for 2 hours – it should be completely chilled.
When the curd has chilled and you are ready to make the bake preheat the oven to 350 F.
Butter and flour a 9″ spring-form pan.
Making the Cake batter:
In the bowl of a standing mixer add: 1 cup of sugar and 8 tablespoons of room temperature unsalted butter mix on medium for several minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.
In a separate bowl sit together: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.
On low-speed stir the dry ingredients into the sugar/butter mixture.
One at a time add 3 large eggs. Don’t over mix.
Gently stir in: 1/2 cup of finely ground lightly toasted unsweetened coconut and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Scoop the batter into the prepared pan.Spoon in the curd leaving a 1/2″ rim of batter curd-free around the edge. Sprinkle the top of the cake with a greener 2 tablespoons of lightly toasted coconut flakes and 2 tablespoons of sugar.Place in the center of the pre-heated oven and back for 40 minutes. A toothpick will come out clean with the test the edge of the cake (the clean none curd part). The center of the cake may be ever so slightly wobbly, not to worry it will set when it cools.