Recipe: Easy microwave Feijoa Cake
When feijoas are plentiful, try this quick and easy microwave feijoa cake for an afternoon tea treat!
Feijoas are a favourite home grown fruit in New Zealand
The feijoa (or Pineapple Guava) has a distinctive flavour. It is an extremely versatile fruit, as it can be used in sweet and savoury recipes.
They are a New Zealand favourite, but are not native to this country, as they originally grew in Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina.
Feijoas were brought to New Zealand in the 1920s, and new varieties have been developed over the years.
Ways to eat feijoas
Many people in New Zealand love scooping out the middles with a spoon, and eating them as they are.
I’m not a fan of eating fresh feijoas.
However, I love feijoas in chutneys, cakes, muffins and crumbles. The distinctive floral flavour and slightly gritty texture is perfect in those recipes.
Easy microwave Feijoa Cake recipe
This recipe is an adaption of a recipe from Edmonds Microwave Cookery Book.
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 200 grams feijoa pulp (the middle of the feijoas, smooshed up)
- 50 grams butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 1/2 cups standard flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
- Water, enough to mix to a soft icing
Method for making an easy microwave feijoa cake:
Combine milk and coconut in a bowl. Leave to soak for about 15 minutes.
Place butter and sugar in a large microwave-proof jug. Cover and cook on high (100%) for 1 minute, or until butter has melted.
Add eggs, vanilla, feijoa pulp and coconut mixture. Beat to combine.
Sift flour and baking powder. Fold sifted ingredients into wet mixture until just combined.
Lightly grease a 20cm microwave-proof ring mould. Pour the cake mixture into the mould.
Cook in the microwave, elevated on a microwave rack (I don’t have one of these, I put the ring mold on a plate), on high for 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 minutes, or until the top surface of the cake is just set.
Cover with a paper towel/tea towel and leave to stand for 5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. When cold, ice with the icing.
Place butter and icing sugar in a bowl. Add a little water, and beat well to form a soft, spreadable icing
Growing Feijoas in your garden
Feijoas are easy to grow in your garden They usually produce lots of fruit and also have beautiful flowers in summer.
Check out these links for information about growing feijoas:
- Tui Feijoa Growing Guide
- Mitre 10 How to Grow Feijoas
- Waimea Nurseries Grow Feijoas
- Incredible Edibles – Feijoas
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