You know that smell when you sautee crushed garlic in a pool of butter?

That.

Right there.

That is what makes me happy.

This blog is my way of continuing that inspiration.

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Feijoa Almond Cake

Feijoa Almond Cake

Welcome to Feijoa Season - one which features a tradition of gorging one's self on feijoas. Not my tradition alone, but one which I embrace like no other.

I have been known devour an entire shopping bag of these green beauties in one sitting. No lies.

This is by no means a pretty cake, but is absolutely one of my favourite things to make when these delicious fruit escape my fruitful rampage (ha! Fruitful! What a delicious pun). The feijoas make it all moist and delicious, like an apple or plum cake, and the sour cream in the batter brings out the sweet-sour tang of the feijoas.

Serve with greek or coconut yogurt.

Feijoa Almond Cake

  • 400-500g feijoa flesh, halves if possible. Took me 11 medium feijoas this time around, although the number does tend to vary depending on the size of the fruit
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1c white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2t almond essence
  • 1 1/3c all purpose flour
  • 2t baking powder
  • A good pinch of salt
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1/4t ground ginger
  • 30g ground almonds
  • 250g sour cream
  • Greek or coconut yogurt to serve

Start by heating the oven to 180C. Line the base of a cake tin with baking paper, and grease and flour the sides of the tin.

Cream the softened butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the almond essence, and stir to combine.

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and spices over the creamed butter mixture. Add the ground almonds and sour cream. Stir gently until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin. Arrange the feijoa halves in a single layer on top, pushing them into the batter (but not covering them).

Pop into the oven and bake for 50 minutes - 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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