Chocolate Passion Fruit Cake Recipe

Best passion fruit recipes

Make the most of this tropical flavour with our best-ever passion fruit recipes. Try making a fruity cocktail or an indulgent dessert.

Looking for passion fruit recipes? Want the best cocktail? Looking for an easy bake featuring passion fruit? See our ideas below, and for more tropical inspiration, see our coconut recipes, mango recipes and pineapple recipes


Easy passion fruit recipes

Passion fruit pavlova

A crown of crisp meringue is made irresistible with tangy lemon and passion fruit curd, whipped cream and melted white chocolate. This easy pavlova recipe is perfect for entertaining.

Dark chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake

Check out our chocolatey no-bake cheesecake recipe, served with a quick passion fruit coulis. This decadent dessert is really impressive, and only takes 40 minutes to make.

Passion fruit caipirinha

A passion fruit twist on the punchy Brazilian cocktail, ideal for those warm summer evenings.

Passion fruit panna cotta

Check out this super-creamy passion fruit panna cotta. This quick and simple panna cotta recipe can be made easily in advance, plus it looks impressive, too.

Chocolate and passion fruit layer cake

Check out this stunning chocolate cake with a creamy passion fruit curd. This moist and indulgent creation is a real showstopper, and will make for an epic celebration dessert. Just look at that shine!

Passion fruit batida

The condensed milk gives this cocktail a thick, glossy look and sweet taste. Cachaça is a Brazilian spirit made from sugar cane. Look for the Sagatiba brand in Waitrose & Partners.

Banana and passion fruit loaf

We have taken the classic banana bread and given it a summery twist. This loaf is a great way to use up overripe bananas, plus it’s quick, looks impressive and can be easily frozen.

Passion fruit tart with meringue

This passion fruit tart with meringue is a real showstopping dessert, perfect for a dinner party. We use Billington’s golden caster sugar because we like the flavour, but it will make the meringue slightly less white than you may be used to.

Passion fruit and coconut crème brûlée

This tropical passion fruit and coconut twist on a classic crème brûlée is an easy but impressive dessert idea.

Passion amaro

This cocktail is from Sixtyone restaurant. The name ‘Passion amaro’ is connected to the ingredients used – amaro  means bitter in Italian, in this case, Campari complements the tropical flavour of the passion fruit, creating an explosion on your palate. The fresh lime juice is balanced with the healthy agave syrup, making it good for those counting calories.

Mini passion fruit puddings

These cute but sophisticated mini puddings are the epitome of sweet and sour. They’re quick and easy to make, and can even be done in the microwave!

Passion fruit self-saucing pudding

You loved our lemon self-saucing pudding, so what will you think of our passion fruit self-saucing pud? It’s such a rewarding bake, and one that all the family will love. What could be a better after-dinner treat than a tangy sweet syrup, complete with pulp and seeds from fresh passion fruits?

Strawberry and passion fruit meringue roulade

The best recipe for a sweet roulade is an easy one. This recipe, with strawberries and passion fruit, looks as good as it tastes. Serve to friends and family – they will love it.

Banana loaf with passion fruit frosting

Our take on the ever-popular banana loaf. Made with pecans and a tropical passion fruit frosting, this is a teatime treat to share with family and friends.

Sweet lemon and passion fruit verrines

A verrine is a small glass layered with various fillings, and can be sweet or savoury. This version is tangy, sweet and crunchy.

Passion fruit layer cake

An easy-to-make, springy sponge cake layered with the tangy, fresh-tasting sweetness of a passion fruit icing. This cake would make a lovely afternoon tea treat.

Passion fruit friands

Our best twist on a classic friand: the sharpness of the passion fruit in this recipe beautifully complements the sweetness of almond. Friand is French for ‘dainty’, which describes this incredibly light, airy treat perfectly.