Buttermilk Passion Fruit Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

It’s the final #FreakyFruitsFriday of the year, and I’ve saved the best for last! How do I know this one is good? Well, I brought it to book club and came home with one slice. If you saw the spread our book club puts on, you’d understand what a feat that was!

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This cake featured two of the awesome “freaky” fruits Melissa’s Produce sent – passion fruits and blood oranges.

It was my first experience with passion fruit – and oh, what a flavor! Even without the glaze, this cake is amazing. The glaze, though, adds such a fun bite – a little acid to counterbalance the sweetness of the pound cake – and it adds a beautiful color, too!

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Buttermilk Passion Fruit Pound Cake
with Blood Orange Glaze

Serves 10-12

For the cake:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 Tbsp. passion fruit pulp without seeds
Zest of 1 blood orange

For the glaze:
1-2 Tbsp. blood orange juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Grease and flour a loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in passion fruit, vanilla, and orange zest. Slowly beat in 1/3 of the flour then 1/3 of the buttermilk. Repeat two more times.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a knife inserted comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

When cool, whisk together the blood orange juice and powdered sugar. You want a thick, icing consistency – add more blood orange juice or powdered sugar if needed. Pour over the cooked cake.

adapted from Swapna’s Cuisine

Buttermilk Passion Fruit Pound Cake

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