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.