Step One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange sliced carambolas in bottom of a greased 9 inch cake pan as close together as possible. Mix together 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and passion fruit juice and pour into pan, turning so mixture covers bottom. Set aside.
Step Two: Cream together 1/2 cup of butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well.
Step Three: Mix together dry ingredients. Add flour mixture, alternately with milk, to butter mixture. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Pour into prepared cake pan.
Step Four: Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cake pulls away form sides of pan.
Let cool for five minutes before inverting onto serving plate.