Passionfruit SpongecakeBen O'Donoghue
- 4 free-range eggs
- 225g/8oz caster sugar, plus a little extra for dusting the finished cake
- 225g/8oz Laucke self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 225g/8oz butter at room temperature, plus a little extra to grease the tins
- 300ml pure cream whipped and kept in the fridge
- 100ml sugar syrup (100gm castor sugar and 100ml water )
- Zest of one lemon
- 1 ½ cups icing sugar mixture
- 2x passion fruit cut in half pulp removed
- icing sugar extra for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line two 20cm/8in cake tins. Use a piece of baking paper to rub a little butter around the inside of the tins until the sides and base are lightly coated, then line the bottom with a circle of baking paper.
- Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl, then add the sugar, flour, baking powder and butter. Mix together until well combined with an electric hand mixer (you can also use a wooden spoon), but be careful not to over mix. Put a damp cloth under your bowl when you’re mixing to stop it moving around. The finished mixture should fall off a spoon easily.
- Divide the mixture evenly between the tins: this doesn’t need to be exact, but you can weigh the filled tins if you want to check. Use a spatula to remove all of the mixture from the bowl and gently smooth the surface of the cakes.
- Bake the cakes on the middle shelf of the oven for 25 minutes. Check them after 20 minutes. The cakes are done when they’re golden-brown and coming away from the edge of the tins. Press them gently to check – they should be springy to the touch. Set aside to cool in their tins for 5 minutes. Run a palette or rounded butter knife around the inside edge of the tins and carefully turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack.
- To assemble the cake, place one of the cakes on a plate and drizzle with the sugar syrup then place the whipped cream in the middle of the bottom half of the cake and gently push the cream around evenly. You can drizzle with the pulp of 1 passion fruit at this point. Then place the second half of the cake on top with the bottom side up.
- Combine the icing sugar with some of the passion fruit pulp to make a thick but runny icing and pour all over the top of the cake.
- Dust with icing sugar
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