passion fruit cake slices on a plate with strawberries and whipped cream

Passion Fruit Cake

This passion fruit cake is a wonderful way to add a taste of Hawaii to your dessert table.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 190 kcal
Author Kris Bordessa



  1. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs one at a time. 

    creaming egg and sugar for cake
  2. Mix flour and baking powder together. (I just do this in the measuring cup to avoid another bowl to wash.)

  3. Alternate adding dry ingredients then liquid ingredients to the sugar mixture until well blended. Pour batter into two greased loaf pans and bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes.

  4. Let hot loaf pans sit for 10-15 minutes, then remove to a wire rack for cooling.

Recipe Notes

I've successfully used oat flour for this recipe, too, but it's a bit more crumbly.

This recipe calls for passion fruit juice. If you have access to fresh passion fruit, follow these instructions for how to juice passion fruit.

If you really want to use passion fruit juice for this recipe but the fruit is not available locally, I'm told that ethnic grocers often carry a liliko‘i puree in their freezer section.