Passion fruit cake

This wonderful passion fruit cake is fruity, zingy and will definitely please all your dinner guests

Passion Fruit Cake

Recipe courtesy of Trex



  • TREX a little, for greasing
  • TREX 150g, at room temperature
  • Light muscovado sugar 150g
  • Large eggs 3
  • Vanilla extract ½ tsp
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Plain flour 200g
  • Salt ¼ tsp
  • Baking powder 3/4 tsp
  • Bicarbonate of soda 3/4 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon ½ tsp
  • Carrots 225g, grated
  • Ground almonds 50g
  • Raisins 75g

For the frosting

  • Cream cheese 200g
  • Icing sugar 100g
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Pomegranate seeds (optional)


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan oven 150°C/Gas Mark 3. Grease a 20cm (8in) round cake tin with a little Trex, then line with baking paper.

  • Step 2

    Put the Trex, sugar, eggs, vanilla and orange zest into a large mixing bowl. Sift in the flour, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. Use a wooden spoon to beat together until smooth and creamy, about one to two minutes.

  • Step 3

    Add the grated carrot, almonds and raisins and fold them in with a large metal spoon. Transfer to the prepared tin and level the surface.

  • Step 4

    Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for one hour, or until a fine skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Step 5

    To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese and sugar together. Spread over the top of the cake and sprinkle with orange zest and pomegranate seeds.