Easy recipe for this stunning Pistachio and Passionfruit cake

Published Wednesday, Jun 10 2015, 19:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Summer is here and this is the ultimate cake treat for family get togethers and celebrations.

pistachio and passionfruit cake

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This cleverly designed cake by foodie bloggers The Crumbs Sisters has the yummy and original touch of being infused with deliciously crunchy Lizi's Passionfruit & Pistachio Granola.

The best thing is, it looks harder than it is. Go on - give it a try. (And save us a slice!)


  • 250g butter - room temperature
  • 250g sugar
  • 100g pistachios, roasted but not salted
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 3 eggs
  • Juice and zest of an orange
  • Passionfruit Icing
  • 50g butter - room temperature
  • 150g cream cheese
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 1 passion fruit (or passion fruit curd)
  • 1 tbsp Lizi's Passionfruit & Pistachio Granola


1 Butter and line a 20cm cake tin. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/160 fan.

2 Give the butter and sugar a really good mix with a handheld blender or a standalone mixer (if you've got one, lucky thing!).

3 After about three minutes of whizzing, add pistachios, almonds, flour, baking powder and the yoghurt. Give it a good beating, till everything is well mixed. Then add the eggs, one at a time.

4 Pour the batter into the lined cake tin and put in the oven for around 50 minutes, until a skewer comes out of the cake clean.
Leave to cool and make the icing.

5 With an electric whisk cream the butter until it is pale. Add the cream cheese, whisk some more and then whisk in the icing sugar.

6 Cut the passion fruit in half, and sieve the juice into the icing. You could put the seeds in too, but for something a bit simpler-looking, just the juice will do (or a tablespoon of passionfruit curd) Stir and then, using a knife, spread the icing on to the cake.

7 Crumble the granola over the top for a yummy crunch.

Nutrition Information

Serves 10

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