Chocolate and Passion Fruit Semolina cake | How to make chocolate and passion fruit semolina cake, basically heaven on a plate and each crumb of this cake taste divine! 

The rich and decadent chocolate cake dressed up with vegan smooth and silky dark chocolate ganache and it's top dripping with juicy and exotic passion fruit coulis which creates a 'self-saucing' element. This delicious and indulgence cake is totally dairy and egg-free thus it's suitable for vegan. 

Chocolate cake is tasty as it is, but you can make it even more scrumptious by the addition of a layer of passion fruit puree to undercut the richness and it also balances the sweetness.

Finish your next family get together or a special occasion such as Father's day with this ultimate dessert, and just be warned this sumptuous-looking dessert will make you and your guests swoon over and maybe one slice is never enough.

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I recently baked exotic Mango, Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake and this an easy one-bowl Chocolate and Passion fruit Semolina cake, and this time I prepared ganache too :) now that's a lot of improvement in my baking thoughts and skills.

This cake turned out smashingly good, moist and luscious. It was baked to perfection, risen so well and the centre part did not collapse.

This Chocolate and Passion fruit semolina cake is heaven for chocolate lovers. This recipe is a keeper!

Instead of coconut oil use any flavourless oil.
Don't have coconut milk? use any other nut milk such as almond or hazelnut.
Want to make just an eggless cake? use normal dairy products instead.

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chocolate passion fruit semolina cake, vegan chocolate semolina cake with passion fruit, eggless chocolate semolina cake
Baking, Dessert
Yield: 4-6 SERVINGS



Chocolate and Passion Fruit Semolina Cake, baked using dark chocolate. This cake is the perfect balance of bittersweet chocolate and tart passion fruit. It is vegan and easy to follow the recipe.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 45 M


  • 1/4 cup semolina
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan sugar
  • 4 tbsp. raw cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. instant coffee powder -optional
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 Tsp. baking powder
Wet ingredients
  • 40 ml melted coconut oil
  • 125 ml coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp.vanilla essence
Chocolate ganache
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 dark chocolate chips
Passion fruit Coulis
  • 1/4 cup passionfruit pulp
  • 3 tbsp. vegan sugar



  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark to 4 or 180C.
  2. Grease the (12cm-5") cake tin and dust with the cocoa powder.
  3. In a big bowl add all the cake's dry ingredients, then add melted oil, vanilla essence and milk. 
  4. Mix well but do not over mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 40 minutes or until skewers come out cool.
  6. Meanwhile, make the chocolate ganache by first heating up the coconut milk, do not boil. 
  7. Pour on chocolate chips and mix well until all the chocolate melts completely. 
  8. You'll get smooth and silky ganache, leave it aside for later use.
  9. Make passionfruit coulis by heating both ingredients in a pan for 3-4 minutes, leave it to cool.
  10. Once cake perfectly baked, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. Then spread the chocolate ganache how you like it. You can cover the cake fully or only the top part.
  12. Let the ganache sit for a while.
  13. Then pour passionfruit coulis on the cake.
  14. Cake is ready to serve.


Instead of coconut oil use any flavourless oil.
Don't have coconut milk? use any other nut milk such as almond or hazelnut.
Want to make just an eggless cake? use normal dairy products instead.
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  1. This not only sounds tasty, but looks beautiful too! Would love to have a big piece right now with a cuppa coffee :)

    1. Thanks GHF. I know, this cake is irresistible, sending whole cake to you :)

  2. I would never think of combining chocolate with passion fruit. I love them both and I need to try this cake asap!

    1. Thanks Edyta, please do let us know how it turns out for you.

  3. This is such an amazing combination of flavors! And a gorgeous cake!

  4. Passion fruit is one of my favorites! Totally need to try it in a chocolate cake.

    1. Thanks Matthew, and you won't regret using it in a chocolate cake :)

  5. I really miss the passion fruit.. not easily available in India.. Used to enjoy the desserts in Brasil. The cake looks Divine. Can't take my eyes off the pics.

    1. Thanks Shobha, yes this fruit is only widely available in tropical countries.

  6. Jagruti, What a stunning cake! I like the combination of passion fruit and coconut in this cake!Yum!

  7. What a lovely looking chocolate cake that is Jagruthi - so moist, rich and decadent. Love that passion fruit coulis you made. Sounds exotic :-)
    What size baking pan did you use? Would love to bake this easy cake some time. Thank you.

  8. Amazing recipe and wonderful clicks! The cake looks so delicious, will surely try it out once I get hold of some passion fruit:)

  9. Unusual combination of chocolate with passion fruit in a cake; looks superb and scrumptious! Love the gorgeous photography too :) :)

  10. Am just wowwing here..How pretty this cake looks and that passion fruit coulis looks simply out of the world. Cant take my eyes from this gorgeous cake Jags..

  11. A double wow for the beautiful wooden baking set and the other for the cake. I've tried a mango and passion fruit cake but never a chocolate and passion fruit one. Looks absolutely delicious.

  12. Awesome combo...and such a tempting cake.... Beautiful pics

  13. Looks beautiful with those passion fruit coulis! That wooden set looks amazing!

  14. Cake looks super moist and delicious. That baking set looks so good. I will make this cake soon. Thank you!

  15. Such a lovely one Jagruti, would love to have a piece of it now. Awesome.

  16. The cake sounds flavorful nd absolutely delish !

  17. Passion fruit included in the cake looks very innovating. Cake came out moist and with the dripping absloutely tempting

  18. You always make such elaborate cakes?! Love these pictures. I wish I could get a biteđź’—

  19. Love the clicks first of all !!! and the cake looks so so delicious and amazing too :)

  20. Cake looks amazing and so moist... Must be very delicious and flavourful. Beautifully presented.

  21. this sounds lovely. I am taking it that you are using dry semolina not ready made stuff?
    Nice to see somebody else's recipe for egg and dairy free.
    I am going to book mark your blog for a nose later on when I get time to.

    1. Thank you Elaine for the lovely words. Glad you like this recipe and blog. yes, I have used dry semolina in this recipe.

  22. Unusual combination. You are an amazing baker .This is an interesting bake.Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  23. comment disappeared so I'm carrying on ... Passion fruit was never something we had growing up so I always think of it as ultra exotic. I think we all have dips with our baking passion - I do love it but don't bake nearly as often as I used to. Life sort of gets in the way.


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