Dragon Fruit Cake
Dragon fruit won't win any awards for what it looks like on the outside, but the inside is a beauty. The magenta flesh is dotted with tiny black seeds. Some varieties have white flesh with black seeds. It's not very sweet, but has a nice texture. Dragon fruit, also called pitaya, is a cactus species. I used the juice to make a puree to swirl into the cake batter. Then I used more of it to make icing for the cake.
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Try to find pink-fleshed dragon fruit. White is more common, but the pink one gives the frosting the nice pink hue.
Simple syrup is an equal mixture of sugar and water, cooked over high heat until it comes to a boil.
Leftover dragon fruit puree keeps well in the refrigerator for up to five days and can be used as a topping for ice cream or oatmeal or to make smoothies.