Another week is almost over now and again it was very busy one for me. Nowadays I have to plan my time properly in order to have some time off for myself. Not complaining here, I do find some kind of satisfaction at the end of the day seeing everything is done and in order. Take today for example, after chauffeuring my kids to school, I went ahead to do my grocery. I then I come home to cook Spaghetti for my kids' lunch. Before I know it, it was time for me to pick my kids back from school. Back home, I then proceed to make Mango Sago with Pamelo desert so that I can bring to my mum's tomorrow. I then made steam yam kueh for my family's breakfast tomorrow. (At the same time I was doing revision with my girl) Immediately after, I start to prep for dinner. After a couple of hours of boiling and sauteing, dinner was ready by 5pm. Not wasting anytime, I quickly wash and clean up the house, i.e. vacuum and mop up the whole house. *Phew*
I am no super woman, so I wonder how long I can put up with such hectic workload I put myself through. Frankly speaking, doing all these cooking and washing is all a matter of choice but I do enjoy it to some degree if you ask me, lol! Nevertheless I still have to occasionally remind myself to take a breather before I "collapse" someday, lol! *kidding* But now comfortably seating in front of my laptop, and typing out my thoughts is actually such a comfort for me. Nice....
My post today is yet another simple cake that anyone can make at home. Passion Fruit Sour Cream Cake. YUM! Another passion fruit recipe...well because my mother is such a fan of passion fruit, I decided to make another cake with it for her. I actually made this over the weekend since I was gonna meet my parents for lunch.
Love the golden color, doesn't it just cheer you up a little? Made it into 2 small loaves but should be able to fill a 10 cup bundt cake pan. This recipe is actually adapted from my previous passion fruit recipe. ;)
Ingredients for Passion Fruit Sour Cream Cake:
300g plain flour
225g caster sugar
2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda
220g unsalted butter, room temperature
100g low fat sour cream
70ml fresh milk
Juice of 4 passion fruits
pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter and line a loaf tin with parchment paper and butter it again. (I used a 7" by 3.5" loaf tin )
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time till well mixed in.
- Add in yogurt and stir till incorporated. Then add in the passion fruit juice and mix well.
- Add in flour, baking powder and salt and stir till just blend in.
- Pour the cake batter into the loaf tin and bake for 40 to 45 mins or till the cake tester comes out clean.
- Cool on rack before slicing.
If you have used passion fruit before, you know the smell will perfume your whole house once the bake is one.
The cake turned out nice and buttery soft plus it's very fragrant. It's so simple to whip up, you just need a little over 1hr to get it done. :) A great gift to family and friends with out too much hassle. Not forgetting to make more and enjoy it yourself of course. A good slice and all you need is a cup of your favorite warm beverage to go with it.....mmmm, pure enjoyment. :) My parents enjoyed this cake very much. Note that I have reduce the sugar quite a bit, so feel free to add more to suit your taste.
A shot of the tender golden crumbs. Hope I have moved you to try this recipe out. Be quick about it since the passion fruit season is almost over. But most importantly, have fun baking it!! Cheerio! Have an early happy weekend!