passionfruit sour cream cake

I think my middle name could be cake right now with the number of cake recipes that have been on the blog lately. And the most popular so far seems to be my vegan chocolate fudge cake! But I promise that food moves fast in this house and I might get a slice (maybe two if I’m lucky) and then it’s all gone. And so it was Sunday afternoon. I only had 100g butter left in the fridge but 2 tubs of sour cream so I decided I’d also use up that can of passionfruit at the back of the pantry and make a passionfruit cake in the thermomix. Decision well made.

This is light and delicious. You could ice it with my cream cheese frosting here or a simple icing with some more passionfruit mixed in. It’s up to you. We did try leaving the cake to fully cool and I was going to ice it but then we just couldn’t resist. We ate it for afternoon tea and the rest for lunchboxes and morning tea the next day. That is how long cake lasts in this house, one or two days max.


Oh and I think everyone needs a love heart cake tin. I bought this in Paris when retro daddy was working there and I was lucky enough to spend weekends there. And I carted it around everywhere we lived in London and back in Australia still all packaged up because it was just a bit too special. But actually it’s turned out to be my favourite cake tin. So there you go. It’s made by Tefal and I’m pretty sure you can get one without having to go to Paris but it does make it special.

Does that not look like a deliciously light piece of cake. This is definitely a crowd pleaser and a great cake for the family.

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passionfruit sour cream cake
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 16
What you'll need
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g light sour cream
  • 170g can of passionfruit (or a few fresh passionfruit)
  • 2 cups of self raising flour (I used 2 cups plain flour with 1Tbsp bicarb)
  1. Place raw sugar in thermomix bowl and process for 10 seconds on speed 9. Scrape down sides of bowl, add in cubed butter and process 20 seconds speed 4.
  2. Scrape down sides and add in vanilla and eggs. Process 10 seconds speed 4.
  3. Add in sour cream, passionfruit and mix for 10 seconds speed 4.
  4. Add in flour and mix 10 seconds speed 4. Scrape down sides well
  5. **Tip into buttered and floured cake tin (at least 20cm) and bake in preheated 180C/350F oven for about 40 minutes.
  6. Leave in tin a couple of minutes then tip onto cooling rack.
  7. If you want to ice it then wait till is cake is completely cooked.
  8. If you don't have a thermomix then cream the butter and sugar. Add in vanilla then eggs one at a time mixing gently. Add in sour cream and gently combine. Then sift in the flour and combine the mixture together. Follow from **



  1. Yum! That looks and sounds delicious. Love the heart shape too! I carted a beloved teapot in a backpack around the UK – I still have it xo

  2. Kathryn C says:

    Mmmm Yummy! On my to cook list :)

  3. looks deliciious. Love passionfruit.

  4. I checked facebook while I was in the queue at the grocery store, and when I saw you were uploading this recipe today I ducked away and picked up a tin of passionfruit to be prepared!
    Look forward to making it – yum!

  5. Melissa says:

    That looks gorgeous! So light! I’m definitely putting this one on my must bake list. Plus a heart shaped cake tin on my must have list!

  6. Sounds like our house – I read all these recipes and people say things like, “it freezes really well” – Freezes??? Nothing last long enough in our house to reach the freezer. ONce they all have a “taste test” when it comes out the oven and then some in their lunchbox the next day it’s gone! This one looks yummy!

  7. mmmmm Yummy, be good for mummy’s group at the park

  8. Belinda says:

    That looks so delicious! And so fortuitous, I had only said to my husband yesterday “what on EARTH am I to do with a tin of passionfruit?!” :)
    No sour cream to hand though- do you think I could sub in Greek yogurt in the same quantity? Will have to give it a ho and report back, Miss 3 years old is very excited to start baking!

  9. This looks really yummy,I will have to try this on the weekend. I love passionfruit.

  10. Looks marvellous, I have never made a sour cream cake, I don’t think. Cakes last a mere nanosecond at our place. This afternoon I made a batch of my super healthy chocolate cake, it uses coconut flour and is so simple. They were gone by dinner time so I whipped up another batch for tomorrow’s lunchboxes! Actually should always make a double batch – eight eggs!

    Must tell you Corrie that I finally bought knitting needles for my wee daughter and I. A simple scarf is cast on, first time I have wielded knitting needles in about 35 years. Hooray. Aren’t daughters marvellous?

  11. Just Us says:

    Yum! My neighbour has a passionfruit vine all ready to go. Might have to politely ask for some to make this!!

  12. Corrie yummo ! yummy yum .Seana pls post the easy healthy chocolate recipe ! I made one from weight watchers the other day and it was so bland looking for something great.

  13. What a delish cake! Such a great idea using a heart shaped tin. Me thinks I need one LOL

  14. Samantha says:

    Hi I’m about to make this it sounds delicious but it doesn’t say what temp to cook at? I’m assuming its 180 ? Thanks.

  15. Corrie – if I was going to make this non-Thermomix would it still be one cup of raw sugar or change to 1 cup of castor sugar? Thanks heaps

  16. yum – the fact that its heart shaped makes me want to eat it even more :)

  17. Mama of 2 boys says:

    Ooo this one looks and sounds delicious Corrie, love passionfruit in cakes and slices. And your heart tin is just gorgeous, so cute xo

  18. Yum …in the oven now. Tin was pretty full, so fingers crossed it doesn’t go over! Batter was delish.

  19. Looks delish!! Will definitely try this one :)

  20. Beautiful light cake – just tasted it warm out of the oven. I only used 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract though and cooked it for 55 minutes. I am taking over to my daughters for morning tea tomorrow – if I don’t eat it all before then!!

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