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Love it or hate it. Durian cake

Love it or hate it. Durian cake

Many of you will probably cringe from the smell of the fruit that made up this cake. Yes, i am talking about none other than the king of fruits, durian.

The people i know usually belong to either end of the spectrum when it comes to liking durians. They either like it, or hate it. As for me, i think like it. 🙂

I was inspired to bake this cake after tasting a very delish durian cake baked by my baker aunt.The cake was made up of a soft sponge that was layered with soft durian custard. It was a winner that had me thinking about it for days after,

and the urge to replicate.

I came across a recipe a few days later from a local baker. I attempted, and failed miserably. Instead of a nice firm custard, i was faced with a pool of durian goo that refused to firm up. There was so much waste that it was almost heartbreaking. Durians are not exactly the cheapest fruits around.

But, on the bright side, i did salvage enough of the remaining fruit that wasnt used for the durian goo, to make a nice decent butter cake! Aromatic (at least to me), soft, moist and deeeelish. Not the winner i set out to do, but definitely a winner in its own way!

Recipe from : http://auntyyochana.blogspot.com/2007/07/durian-butter-cake.html


250 gm. Butter

220 gm. sugar

5 eggs

120 gm. Durian flesh

60 ml. milk

40 gm. cake flour

200 gm. cake flour

50 gm. custard powder

1/2 tsp. Baking powder

1/4 tsp. Bicarbonate of Soda

1/4 tsp. salt


(1) Blend durian flesh with milk and mix in the 40 gm. of flour. Leave aside.

(2) Sieve flour with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.

(3) Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.

(4) Add in eggs one at a time till well combined before the next addition.

(5) Add in durian and milk mixture and mix well.

(6) Fold in flour mixture and custard powder and mix till well blended.

(7) Pour into tube pan and bake at 175C for about 50 mins.

(8) Remove from cake pan and leave on cooling pan till cool before slicing.

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