We all have that one family member who is renowned for their baking. I have some pretty exceptional home cooks in my family — both my parents have talent in the kitchen, as do my aunts and some of my uncles (the latter better with a barbecue). I happened to be discussing family recipes with my mum recently and we both agreed that, when it comes to baking, a certain aunt’s sponge cake would be — without question — one of the must-have recipes, should we ever compile a book. I don’t know how she does it, but her sponge cakes are so airy and light.
After a recent family visit, I was left with an abundance of passionfruit. Now, I could have farmed them off to the neighbours, but I thought turning them into something and then giving that as a gift might be better. That’s how I came to be cooking this old-fashioned passionfruit sponge cake*.
This is not my aunt’s recipe, but it was pretty darn easy to make and the result was rather delicious. (No, this cake did not make it to the neighbour!) Good thing I have more passionfruit to cook with!
*Note: this recipe makes one cake, stacked. Or you can adjust and have two cakes of single height, which is what I did.