Feijoa Cake

Well feijoa season is well and truly upon us here in New Zealand and the two trees in my parents’ back garden has pretty much exploded with fruit. No-one there really eats them (or, at least, they don’t eat THAT many), but Michael loves them so we raided their lawn. Personally, I’m not a fan of feijoas so I came up with the idea of (what else?) making a cake out of them.

The cake looked and tasted pretty great and the feijoa flavour wasn’t overpowering so it got two thumbs up from me.


75g butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 cup mashed feijoas

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp baking soda

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla (I used vanilla bean paste but essence, flavouring, whatever would be fine)

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking powder


1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.

2. Mix in the mashed feijoas.

3. Add the milk, eggs and vanilla.

4. Sift the flour baking powder and baking soda together and add to the wet ingredients.

5. Mix it all up and pour into a baking paper lined (or greased) cake tin. I used a regular sized loaf tin.

6. Bake at 180C for 40 mins. I found that the cake was browning too rapidly so I covered it with tin foil after 25 mins.

Happy Baking! 😀


May 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Baking, Cake. 1 comment.

Return of the Jedi

Alternative Post Title: Return of the Mack (Oh my God!)

As you can see from this post, I’m still alive and although I had pretty much abandoned my blog I have returned and I am determined to stick with it this time.

The title of the blog has changed from ‘The Dunedin Domestic Goddess’ to ‘The New Zealand Domestic Goddess’ since I am no longer living in Dunedin. That’s right! I finished my degree in November of last year, skipped my graduation ceremony and I am once again living in…Hamilton which is, for those of you who don’t live in New Zealand, quite possibly New Zealand’s most boring city and the butt of many a joke. What am I doing in Hamilton? Studying for a National Diploma in Journalism and working at a supermarket. Aw yeah.

Anyway, I’m really going to make an effort to keep posting here on a more or less regular basis.

Lots of love,



May 3, 2010. Me, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.