lemon cake with passionfruit syrup

I did so much cooking this past weekend I really had trouble trying to decide what to post today. I made this cake last weekend 'cos I wanted to try out my star shaped tin again. I do have a bit of a thing about passionfruit and I have plans to make a passionfruit layer cake. It's is on my 'to make' list that's on the kitchen chalkboard. I was wondering if this recipe would provide the basis for the cake.

It's a Donna Hay recipe and I have to say I don't always have great success with her recipes. I just made the cake from Donna's recipe but used a Bill Granger recipe for the passionfruit syrup.

I halved the recipe but there was still a little too much batter for the tin so I made a cupcake for the cook and took the cake into work. The recipe made a lot of syrup so I poured some of the syrup over the cake while still in the tin.

The cake was consumed so that's a good thing but the cake rose more than I expected, way too much for a layer cake. Next time I think I'll use my regular lemon cake recipe with the addition of the passionfruit syrup, which was delicious!

As both Passover and Easter are celebrated this week I'll be back later in the week with some foods representing both celebrations.

So until then,



  1. I'm a big DH fan and have only had a few failures from her books but haven't quite taken to Bill! I must invest in one of his books and see how I go. Looks yummy!

  2. mm, i don't think that i've ever had lemon cake. tragic! it always looks and sounds so delicious.

  3. * We've had this discussion at work, the DH vs BG debate and Bill always seems to win out. I'm a big fan of bill's though so I don't know if my opinion can be trusted!

    * Lemon cake is one of my favourites. You must try it.



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