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Durian Cake

What do you do when the durian you bought is bland or tasteless or not sweet at all? I know some people make smoothie with it and some people just trash it away.But for us who live in US and A getting a good durian is like buying lottery. We are lucky if we can get a nice yellow meaty flesh Thailand's durian once in a blue moon..2 weeks ago I bought 2 Thailand's durian from Asian market but unfortunately one of the durian is not up to the expectation..Of course I'm not going to trash away but decided to bake a cake from the fruit.Well,if you wonder what it's durian..check at HERE!!. I adapted this durian recipe from one of my baking book and alter few of the method and ingredients to suit me.To my surprised hubby took a slice and a bite of the cake without knowing it's Durian cake.He thought it's butter cake .I didn't see any reaction on his face after he took a bite,then asked him did he know he eat durian cake? He said the cake doesn't have the unusual flavour and strong odour of durian which is good for him. This durian cake is really soft and moist.If you would like to bake your own durian cake ,try this recipe ,it's really simple and awesome!!

250 gm unsalted butter,room temperature
300 gm sugar (if your durian is sweet use lesser sugar,maybe 200 gm)
4 eggs,room temperature
200 gm durian flesh,removed seeds
1/2 cup 2 % milk
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp durian essence
200 gm self -raising flour,sifted
100 gm cake flour,sifted
1 tbsp custard powder,sifted
1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp powder sugar for sprinkle

1:Preheat oven to 325 F.Prepare a large or 12 cups non-stick bundt pan.
Combine ingredients(C) in a large bowl,sieved and set aside.
3:Combine ingredients (B) in blender or food processor,blend till well combine,set aside.
4:Combine ingredients (A) in mixer except eggs at high speed till light and fluffy.Reduce speed to medium when add eggs one at a time and cream well after each addition.
5:Pour ingredients(B) into the mixer with (A) and whisk for 1 minute or until well combine,then add in (C), together into the mixture well for 30 seconds.
6:Pour the cake batter into a bundt pan,bake for 45-50 minutes or adjust to your oven temperature,till golden brown.Test with a toothpick,when comes out clean,it's ready.
7:Remove cake from oven and then pan,leave it cool. Sprinkle with some powder sugar before cut into pieces and serve with tea or coffee as snack.

my oven temperature is quite high ,plus the non-stick pan heat up fast.I should set 45 minutes instead of 55 minutes.
prepared cake batter going into the oven
durian cake is ready!!
ready to serve with coffee or tea.



Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...
September 5, 2009 at 11:48 PM

Look at the cake texture, I know you have perfectly bake this durian cake, look really yummy..But currently my family members can't take durian, all having flu and sore throat, including me, too bad.

Elin Chia said...
September 6, 2009 at 7:28 AM

I love durian cake...let's say I love durian...haha so making a durian cake is a must during the season. Glad u get make it even though u stay in US :) Nice texture. Thanks for sharing this delicious and aromatic cake :)

ICook4Fun said...
September 6, 2009 at 8:39 AM

The cake look so soft and moist!! We love this type of cake a lot. I have yet to bake a durian cake. Maybe it's time to try it out but I have to get some durian first.

Angie's Recipes said...
September 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM

The cake looks so smooth and soft....well done!

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LCOM said...
September 8, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Looks great, the texture looks like pound cake. I haven't bought a single durian all the years I have been in US, can you believe it?

Ida said...
September 8, 2009 at 10:17 PM

I agree with the rest... the texture looks very good! bet it taste wonderful. :)

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...
September 9, 2009 at 10:58 AM

Next time I must try this cake. I made durian cream cake recently, but it was best eaten on the same day ... can't keep. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Happy you found durians!!!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
September 10, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Thanks for your kind words:.oh yes I was suprised when this durian cake comes out perfectly fine texture and soft.I think the cake flour I mixed work hard for me! hahaha! hope your flu and cold recover soon!

Thanks for your words..yes this durian cake really turn up great! it's also my first time baking durian cake.Usually I whack the durian until jilat jilat jari,tak ada chance for baking! hahaha!

oh yes,Gert this durian cake is really soft especially the texture is fine..Even Eliot eat it after he know it's durian..I think it's best if you use cake flour,it's help and taste better.

Thanks for your compliment:))

thanks :) come you not gian to eat durian here? well maybe you can tahan but not me...I like sweet durian so Thai's durian is perfect for me..

yes it's thanks for the kind words:)

little teochew:
you must try this recipe if you have the chance..This cake can be store for days in fridge..Thanks for your kind words:)

petite nyonya said...
September 11, 2009 at 5:45 AM

Wah, the cake looks so moist & soft inside.

mia_v09 said...
January 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM

I don't lke to eat raw Durian but I love Durian pastries. The smell is just right without that offensive Durian odor.

I found the perfect Durian tart recipe on It is so easy to make!

Anonymous said...
May 4, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Hi.. Would like to know whether is it necessary to grease the non stick bundt pan.
Appreciate your reply...


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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.