Passion Fruit Emoticon Cake

Passion Fruit Emoticon Cake

Face throwing a kiss is the emoji I use the most, it is always in the top 3 of my frequently used emojis with a simple 🙂 and a heart. Passion fruit or purple granadilla has recently become my favourite fruit… And so we got to this cake! Yesterday was my birthday and I could not picked a better cake project than making my favourite fruit into a cake resembling the cutest emoticon! I had so much fun yesterday and I want again to thank my husband, friends and family for making it such a special day.

This is a very simple naked cake with a lot of flavour. Passion fruit sponge is naturally yellow and you do not need any food colouring. Passion fruit cream cheese frosting with pulp including the seeds is sweet and fruity with little crunch from the seeds. I got such good compliments on the frosting that I think an alternative to the emoji decor would be to cover the whole cake with the frosting and maybe to add even some more of the gorgeous passion fruit pulp on top!
passion fruit

The reason I did not write the number of single fruits in the recipe is simply that the sizes vary that much and some are more juicy than others. I was fortunate to find beautiful large sized passion fruits from my local store down the street. They were so juicy that I did not have to squeeze the pulp, it was enough to spoon it from the fruit to a small sieve and let the juice pour into a jug. I then used the same fruit pulp in the frosting and some served on it’s own at our dessert table.

With the face throwing a kiss I’m welcoming my favourite time of the year – Spring <3 Time to refresh, reflect and renew. I’m going on a little creative break to gather inspiration from the nature and new experiences. Don’t worry though, it won’t be long until I’m back to the kitchen and for sure in time for Easter treats. Sending love to all my fellow bakers, lovely readers and friends all over the world. Wishing you Spring full of happiness and good times!

Passion Fruit Emoticon Cake

p.s. this particular emoticon is great for featuring age for 30 something as the blowing lips look a lot like number “3”, just add the second digit on top of the heart! 😉

Passion Fruit Cake with Kiss Throwing Emoticon decoration
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Cook Time
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Cook Time
25minutes
Passion Fruit Cake with Kiss Throwing Emoticon decoration
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Servings Prep Time
10 people 1hour
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Servings Prep Time
10 people 1hour
Cook Time
25minutes
Ingredients
  • Passion Sponge Layers
  • 120 grams unsalted butter
  • 300 grams sugar
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 280 grams plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200 mililiters fresh passion fruit juice squeezed from the pulp
  • 100 grams sour cream
  • Passion Fruit Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 180 grams Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 40 grams unsalted butter
  • 450 grams powdered sugar
  • 116 grams passion fruit pulp with seeds
  • Emoticon Decoration
  • 50 grams dark chocolate
  • 1 big strawberry
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºF) and lightly grease two 20cm cake tins and dust with flour.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat sugar and butter until incorporated, then add the yolks and vanilla and continue beating on medium speed for few minutes.
  3. Meanwhile in a separate bowl combine flour and baking powder and in a jug or a cup mix the sour cream into passion fruit (granadilla) juice. Don't worry if there's lumps - they'll dissolve when added to the batter.
  4. Add flour mixture and the passion fruit mixture into the batter in two steps and mix only until incorporated and smooth.
  5. In a separate clean bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form and add to the batter by gently folding it in.
  6. Divide into the prepared cake tins and bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted from the middle comes out clean.
  7. Place baked cakes on a wire rack and allow to cool down.
  8. Meanwhile prepare the decorations starting with drafting it on a paper or print out large emoticon design, then place a parchment paper on top.
  9. Melt the chocolate in double boiler or in a microwave and place the melted chocolate in a piping bag with a small round tip.
  10. Pipe the design on the parchment paper and transfer it to the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens and you can lift them off the paper.
  11. Now prepare the frosting, to avoid big chunks of pulp, pulse it in a food processor or by using hand blender.
  12. Place the passion fruit pulp in a mixing bowl and combine with cream cheese preferably mixing by hand to avoid it becoming too liquidy. Add about third of the icing sugar in the mixture.
  13. In a separate bowl combine butter, a third of the cream cheese mixture and the remaining sugar and beat gradually increasing to medium high speed.
  14. Continue adding the cream cheese mixture while mixing on low speed until incorporated. If the mixture seems too runny you can add some icing sugar.
  15. Level and trim the sponge layers if needed, then place one sponge layer on serving plate and spread the frosting on top, reaching about 1.5 cm (0.59 inch) from the edges.
  16. Place the second sponge layer on top.
  17. Add the emoticon decorations on top, you can use some frosting to attach the chocolate pieces. Cut a strawberry into a heart, you can use a cookie cutter or freely cut by using a pairing knife. Refrigerate and bring to room temperature before serving.

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  1. Kuulostaa herkulliselta. Minä taas pidän talvesta eniten täällä (pidän kylmästä) ja suren sen loppumista…

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