Passionfruit bundt cake – simple, six ingredients, from scratch

28 Mar

Passionfruit bundt cake. The Hungry Mum

I love baking bundts! There is something very satisfying about removing a bundt cake from its tin and being greeted with the sight of a regal-looking cake.

Bundt cakes don’t even need to be dressed with frosting or icing – just a dusting of icing sugar is enough to decorate these cakes. As you can see in the photos, Miss8 had the icing sugar sifting job. She loves being a helper 🙂

My easy passionfruit bundt cake is perfect for a picnic or morning tea. Buttery and zesty, it marries perfectly with a cup of tea.

You could make this easily with store cupboard ingredients if no fresh passionfruit are at hand. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt if you like.

This cake is destined for my office, where my work colleagues can enjoy its simple beauty.

May your week be full of gorgeous things.

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125g butter at room temperature, chopped

¾ cup caster sugar

2 eggs

2 cups sifted self-raising flour

½ cup of milk

¼ cup passionfruit pulp [canned is fine if it is out of season]

Passionfruit bundt cake


Preheat oven to 180C and thoroughly grease a bundt pan, ensuring you get into all the nooks and crannies.

Put everything except the passionfruit pulp into the bowl of electric mixer and beat until on a low speed until just combined. Increase the speed and continue beating until the mixture is changed in colour and everything is combined.

Using a spoon stir through passionfruit pulp.

Scrape into bundt tin and bake for about 40 minutes/until a skewer comes out clean.

Sit in tin for ten minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

When cold dust with sifted icing sugar.

passionfruit bundt cake... The Hungry Mum


30 Responses to “Passionfruit bundt cake – simple, six ingredients, from scratch”

  1. Lisa March 28, 2016 at 9:14 am #

    Hi was just wondering if you could use anything else other than passion fruit pulp in the bundt cake ? Than you

    • The Hungry Mum March 28, 2016 at 10:00 am #

      Hi Lisa, TBH I have made this cake many times using passionfruit but I haven’t tried replacing it with anything else. Maybe blueberries would work> if you try it let me know how it goes.

      • Lisa March 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

        Thank you I will do

  2. Jane March 28, 2016 at 9:19 am #

    Ooh yeah, as one of your work colleagues, I can almost guarantee this will be enjoyed. Looking forward to trying this easy recipe myself!

  3. Tania March 28, 2016 at 10:16 am #

    This looks lovely, must get myself a bundt tin!

    • The Hungry Mum June 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

      I am a bit addicted to bundt tins! I love buying them 🙂

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 28, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    It’s a very exciting moment lifting one out of the tin but also nerve wracking. I always worry that I haven’t greased or floured the tin enough!

    • The Hungry Mum March 29, 2016 at 10:45 pm #

      very very true! The heartbreak when a chunk stays in the tin 😦

  5. SweetRevelations March 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    This looks really yum! I never bake with passion fruit, want to try now!


    • The Hungry Mum March 30, 2016 at 4:03 am #

      It adds such a fresh, zingy taste. You can use fresh or canned in this recipe. Hope you try it 🙂

  6. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso March 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    Such a beauty! I’m sure it was also very aromatic due to the passion fruit pulp. I need to look for some! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum March 28, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

      Thanks so much! The aroma as it was baking was heavenly 🙂

  7. youthfoodblog March 29, 2016 at 12:42 am #

    Easy to make recipe!

  8. Anna @ shenANNAgans March 29, 2016 at 1:59 am #

    I grabbed a big armful of passionfruit at the markets the other day, good to know what I am going to do with them. Yarm! Love me a bundt cake. 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum April 3, 2016 at 8:00 am #

      Don’t tell anyone but when I made this again recently I used the canned stuff. I haven’t seen cheap, good passionfruit yet this season but will stock up when I do.

  9. ChgoJohn March 29, 2016 at 5:20 am #

    I’m such a novice when it comes to baking and passion fruit? I couldn’t tell a ripe one from one 2 weeks past its prime. Still, I’ve a new bundt pan waiting for its christening. (It’s predecessor went into the bin along with fiendish cake that refused to let go of it.) I’ll let you know if I try it .. well, if I’m successful. I’d really hate to admit that another bundt pan is in my trash.

    • The Hungry Mum April 4, 2016 at 11:30 pm #

      Oh no, throwing out cake pans is the worst. I spray the hell out of mine with nonstick cooking spray and say a prayer to the bundt gods as I’m tipping it out of its tin. And feel free to use tinned passionfruit as I did when I made this cake again recently 🙂

  10. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts March 29, 2016 at 7:58 am #

    I don’t think I’ve ever made a bundt cake! Clearly I need to rectify that. Your passionfruit version looks delicious.

    • The Hungry Mum March 29, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

      They are my fav cakes to bake. I love buying bundt tins, though it is a pricey hobby 🙂

  11. bhumi March 29, 2016 at 8:12 am #

    looks perfect..

  12. Tanya Finley March 30, 2016 at 10:29 am #

    Looks delicious! I love passion fruit but never think to bake with it. Thanks!

  13. Daphne April 5, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    Good Afternoon to you, How lovely it is to see a beautifully presented bundt cake…. unlike mine. I received a buntd tin as a gift and was very excited to use it. I buttered it thoroughly. I placed the cake mixture inside the buntd tin. When the cake was ready to turn out, it stayed put…. and when the cake finally decided to leave its tin, it was a mess.
    I will persevere….. I will make a buntd cake as gorgeous as yours.
    Best wishes

    • The Hungry Mum April 11, 2016 at 8:29 am #

      o no Daphne, am sorry to hear that. Trust me, I have my fair share of cake-stick failures. I always use non-stick cooking spray rather than the traditional melted butter/flour and touch wood, it seems to work better. I hope you do try again – bundts are such wonderful cakes.

  14. leaf (the indolent cook) April 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    Only 6 ingredients! Definitely looks like something that could suit my lazy nature. 😉

  15. Kimmiz Kreations April 25, 2016 at 6:59 am #

    I think I just may have to try this using blueberries. Yummy!!

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