{Recipe} Passionfruit Yogurt Chia Loaf with Coconut, Cream Cheese & Raspberries


Oh my, I used to love baking with lemons but now? Passionfruits please.
This cake was moist and velvety, with the citrus-y fragrance of passionfruit and a hint of coconut (thanks to Nakula coconut oil - more on that here!).

The yogurt lends extra moisture and tang to the cake, while the chia seeds provided the crunch and extra omega-3s ;)

With all these superfoods (chia seeds, coconut oil and Greek yogurt), this cake is certainly healthier than your usual butter pound cakes ;)

Passionfruit Yogurt Chia Loaf with Coconut, Cream Cheese & Raspberries

125g butter, softened
135g caster sugar
180g cake flour
1.5 teaspoon baking powder

3 eggs (55g)
100g plain Greek yogurt
4 passion fruits' juice
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract

1/8 cup chia seeds
1 tbsp Nakula coconut oil


125g cream cheese + 1/8 cup sugar + 1/2 tsp vanilla bean extract
Reserved passionfruit pulp and 1/8 cup of juice


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

2. Grease and line a 9" x 5" loaf pan with greaseproof paper.

3. Remove pulp from passionfruits and push through a sieve (above a bowl) to obtain the juice. You can add a few teaspoons of seeds to the batter if you want extra crunch!

4. Remove 1/8 cup of juice from bowl and set aside. Set the pulp aside for decoration later.

5. Sift flour and baking powder twice and set aside.

6. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar on low till pale and creamy.
7. On medium speed, add the eggs one at a time and mix well before each addition. Add the vanilla bean paste/extract.

8. Mix Greek yogurt with passionfruit juice.

9. Fold in 1/3 of yogurt/passionfruit mixture to the eggs mixture till well-combined. Add 1/2 of flour and mix well. Alternate between yogurt and flour (ending with yogurt).

10. Fold in chia seeds.

11. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Tap loaf pan on the tabletop twice to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 45-50 minutes or till golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

12. When removed from oven, drizzle 1/8 cup of passionfruit juice over the cake while it's still hot.

13. Topping (optional): Soften cream cheese in microwave for about 30s before adding in sugar and vanilla extract. Drizzle over cake and decorate with passionfruit pulp and raspberries

Best served warm and try to make it a day before serving because the flavor will be so much more developed :) 


  1. Ooh passionfruit is the best! And this loaf sounds amazing - all that moistness (sorry) from the yogurt and the texture of passionfruit and chia seeds. So tropical with the coconut too! :)









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