passionfruit bundt cake with chocolate glaze

Passion Fruit Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

  • Author: Edd Kimber of The Boy Who Bakes
  • Prep Time: 00:20
  • Cook Time: 00:50
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10


A moist and delicious passion fruit and chocolate Bundt cake.


Passion Fruit Cake:

8 extra large eggs (416 grams)

2 1/2 cups (500 grams) sugar

2 Tablespoons lemon zest

1 1/4 cups light olive oil (280 grams)

3/4 cup (180 grams) plain yogurt

1/4 cup (50 grams) passion fruit puree

1 3/4 cups (219 grams) self-rising flour

1 cup (100 grams) almond flour

2/3 cup (100 grams) fine semolina

1/2 teaspoon baking powder (2.5 grams)

Passion Fruit Syrup:

1/3 cup (67 grams) sugar

1/3 cup (67 grams) passion fruit puree

Chocolate Glaze:

5 ounces (150 grams) bittersweet chocolate

1 1/4 cups (300 grams) heavy cream


Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and flour a 12 to 15 cup Bundt pan and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat eggs, sugar, and zest until pale in color and double in volume.

Add olive oil, yogurt, and passion fruit puree. Mix to combine.

Whisk flour, almond flour, semolina, and baking powder in a medium bowl.  Turn mixer on low speed and gradually add to egg mixture.

Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake until a skewer comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes (This will vary depending on the size of your pan.) Loosely cover with foil during the last 10 minutes of baking to avoid excess browning.

While the cake is baking, make the passion fruit syrup. Add sugar and passion fruit puree to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes letting the syrup reduce. Remove from heat and set aside.

Allow cake to cool in pan for 10 minutes then carefully invert onto a wire rack to cool. While the cake is still warm, brush with passion fruit syrup. Let cool completely.

To make the chocolate glaze, finely chop chocolate and add to a medium bowl. Heat cream to a simmer over medium heat, being careful to not let it boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let stand for a few minutes. Whisk until smooth. Let cool until it thickens to the desired pouring consistency. Pour over cooled cake.


You can order passion fruit puree from Amazon and often can find it in specialty food stores in the frozen section.

You can watch Edd make this cake on his YouTube channel.