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Close up slice of feijoa cake on a plate with a cake fork, the rest of the cake and fresh feijoas and leaves in the background.
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5 from 1 vote

Feijoa cake

This feijoa cake is pretty as a picture. With a luscious lime icing and fresh feijoa decorations, this cake looks amazing and tastes even better.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: afternoon tea, Dessert, morning tea, Snack
Cuisine: Austalian, Kiwi, New Zealand
Keyword: Feijoa cake, feijoa dessert, feijoa recipe

Equipment

  • Round cake tin

Ingredients

  • extra butter to grease the cake tin
  • 125 gms unsalted butter at room temperature
  • cup (145gms) white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • zest from one lime
  • 1 & ½ cups (300gms) feijoa pulp
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & ⅔ cups (250gms) self raising flour

Optional lime icing

  • 1 cup (160gms) icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • zest from one lime
  • 2 - 3 thinly sliced fresh feijoas to decorate

Instructions

To make the cake

  • Pre-heat your oven to 390°F (200°C/180°C fan forced).
  • Grease and line your cake tin.
  • Zest the lime for the cake, then juice it.
  • Cut he feijoa in half and scoop out the flesh. You will need about one and a half cups of feijoa flesh or about 300 gms. Roughly mash the feijoa flesh with a fork.
  • Cut the butter and put it in a bowl with the sugar. Mix with an electric hand held beaters or in a stand mixer until creamed and pale looking.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix well between each addition. Add the lime zest, lime juice and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the feijoa flesh and mix until just combined. The batter may start to look a little curdled at this point. This is normal and it will come together when you add the flour.
  • Add the flour and mux until just combined. Tip into the lined cake tin, smooth it down and bake the cake for 45 - 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool completely before decorating.

To decorate the cake

  • Zest the lime for decorating the cake and juice the lime.
  • Sift the icing sugar. Don't skip this step, especially in the southern hemisphere or you may end up with lumpy icing.
  • Add the lime juice and butter for cake decorating. Beat with electric hand held beater or in a stand mixer until smooth and fluffy.
  • Spread the icing onto a cake and smooth down with a butter knife or offset spatula.
  • Cut some fresh feijoas into thick coins. Briefly dip the feijoa coins on each side into the left over lime juice, the put around the end of the cake. Finally sprinkle the lime zest over the center of the cake and you're done.