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I haven’t been able to post new recipes for you guys during the rebranding and new website development but I am happy to be back with the perfect springtime dessert, my Sunshine Cake! This cake encompasses some of my favorite flavors from Maui, coconut and passion fruit. It starts with my favorite vanilla cake base and then a layer of whipped cream frosting, a homemade passion fruit curd and then topped with a toasted coconut and pretzel “crack”. It is insanely delicious.
For this recipe, like my Lilikoi Bars, you are going to need some passion fruit puree. I have yet to be able to find it in my home state of Utah so if you are like me, head over to Tastes of Aloha and use code shaemakes for free shipping to order the passion fruit puree you will need. You can also substitute the passion fruit for fresh lemon juice instead if you do not want to order the passion fruit puree.
Tips & Tricks:
- If you are intimidated by the amount of work this cake takes, split it into two or three days. Make the crack and curd on day 1 and the other 2 elements on day 2 or 3. This is how I do it and it’s a lot less stressful that way.
- Make sure you cook the curd for the recommended amount of time to make sure it reaches the consistency we are looking for.
- Everyone’s oven is different so keep an eye on your “crack” to ensure it doesn’t burn.