Passion Fruit Layer Cake

Tart, vibrant passion fruit pulp is transformed into luscious, creamy curd and brings this tender to cake to life. Subtle coconut flavors and a slight tang from the cream cheese in the frosting round out the brightness of the passion fruit.

Passion fruit layer cake with coconut and cream cheese frosting.

Dreaming of a tropical getaway this summer but stuck in the city?  Why not bring some island flavor to you instead!  Passion fruit has got to be one of my favorite flavors.  Pair it with tender coconut cake and a bit of cream cheese frosting, and I just might forget that we are sans summer vacay this year.

Based off all of your kind, enthusiastic comments from my Watercolor Cake post earlier this week, it looks like I am not the only one obsessed with this whimsical buttercream effect.  Using a color palette to match the golden passion fruit interior, this cake looks just like the tropical sunsets of my dreams!  If you didn't get a chance to see how this design is achieved, be sure to check out my GIF here!

Passion fruit layer cake with coconut and cream cheese frosting.
Passion fruit layer cake with coconut and cream cheese frosting.
Passion fruit layer cake with coconut and cream cheese frosting.

Remember those Passion Fruit Popsicles I made a few weeks ago for #PopsicleWeek 2016?  Well this is the curd that I used to swirl with cream mascarpone.  Find the complete recipe over on the West Elm Blog!  I have a few other special treats for West Elm coming up for fabulous summer entertaining, so keep a look out for those!

Passion fruit layer cake with coconut and cream cheese frosting.

In other food news…

It’s time for the annual Savuer Magazine blog awards!  Click here to quickly nominate your favourite blogs (hopefully Style Sweet CA is one of them, hint hint – xoxo).

Beating the heat with some refreshing sips this summer?  Check out my tips for photographing cocktails and cold beverage over on Food Bloggers of Canada. 

Who else pre-ordered Molly Yeh’s new book this week?  I did and couldn’t be more excited to get my copy of Molly on the Range come October.  In the meantime, I will enjoying my pre-order gift, yay!

My dear friend Lyndsay’s Craftsy class is super adorable and you should definitely check it out!  If you enjoy her designs on Coco Cake Land, then you will certainly love her Playful Animal Cake Class!

I am DYING over the idea of this Black Sesame Cake on Hummingbird High.  Bravo, Michelle!

Lily made this gorgeous Sage Blueberry Pie to accompany an even more beautiful post.  And now I can’t stop thinking about making more pie and lattice designs for the weekend.  

Jessica put together her fave recipes for the 4th of July on How Sweet Eats, but they are certainly great for the rest of summer too!  Personally, I can't get enough of her recipes lately - yumm!!

Lastly, I finally made my way over to Snapchat.  Come follow along at StyleSweet CA!  Happy Weekend =)

Passion fruit layer cake with coconut and cream cheese frosting.