These classic flavours are sure to wow guests who pop over for a cuppa. Why not treat yourself to a cheeky slice for elevenses?
For the sponge
- 350g self-raising flour, plus 1 tbsp
- 250g unsalted butter
- 100ml whole milk
- 250g caster sugar
- 1 small, ripe pineapple, or 300g tinned pineapple
- Seeds and juice of 2 passionfruits
- 4 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the icing
- 100g icing sugar
- Seeds and juice of 1 passionfruit
- 2-3 tsp whole milk
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. If you opted for fresh pineapple, prepare the pineapple. Top and tail the fruit, and then use a sharp knife to cut the skin away. Slice the flesh into roughly eight wedges, and remove the core from each wedge. Cut the pineapple into smaller chunks, roughly the size of a £1 coin, and then roast them on a baking tray for roughly 20 mins or until they are drier and golden. Leave to one side to cool.
- Prepare the bundt tin; rub 1 tbsp of the butter around the inside of a 25cm bundt tin, and sprinkle in 1 tbsp of the flour. Turn the pan on its side and roll it, gently tapping to move the flour around and coat the butter. Tap out any excess.
- In a bowl, mix the milk and the passionfruit together, then set to one side for a few minutes; the acidity of the juice will sour the milk a little. Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat together the remaining butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the milk and passionfruit mixture, flour, eggs, vanilla extract, and a ¼ tsp of salt. Mix until creamy and smooth, and then fold in the pineapple pieces. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top.
- Bake the bundt cake for roughly 50-55 mins or until risen, golden, and a knife or skewer comes out clean from the deepest part of the cake. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack, letting the cake rest in the tin until barely warm.
- Prepare the glaze. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, then make a well in the middle. Slowly mix the passionfruit and milk in the well to make a smooth glaze. Turn the cake out onto a plate, and brush the glaze over the top. Leave to cool and set.
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