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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Little Pony Unicorn Birthday Cake

Has it been a year already?  I thought I just did an angry bird birthday cake for my little missy. How time flies and she's now 8!  Being the youngest, she always get extra attention.  When I asked her if she wants me to buy her a cake or to make a cake, she said 'oh! mommy, can you make me Little Pony Unicorn cake? I want durian cake!'.  Oh dear. Big mistake!  So, this dear old mom got what she deserved, did some research from the internet on how to make the little pony unicorn figurine and decided to bake the durian cake with durian in the cake batter as well as in the filling.

It's no easy task to make the unicorns.  Saw how to make it from you tube, and tried to replicate it and the result? keekkeekke.. some says it look like a dragon, some says like rabbit or a dinosaur but the wise ones said 'oh yes, that's a cute little unicorn'. Thanks, guys!  

In truth, I thought the white one which my daughter educated me on the characters, is called 'pinkie pie' does look more unicorn-y than the yellow one, which is called 'fluttershy'. 

 Ok..let me introduce you to Pinkie Pie.. and..
 here's Fluttershy..

I'm happy as long as my little one is happy.  Notice her birthday present, the Princess Cadance from mom & dad.

We love durians.  Most people especially non-Asians may not like this King of Fruits due to the smell and the texture of the flesh.  This fruit is banned in hotels and restaurants as the smell may cause some confusion and false alarm for those who are not familiar with this fruit.  The smell may make you think there's a gas leak or something.  But for many Malaysians like me and my family, we just adore this fruit.  It's so delicious and rich and that's why they call it the King of Fruits.  Of late, there are many foreigners who have acquired the exotic taste of this wonderful fruit and is becoming popular.  Like it or not, it's not a cheap fruit.  It's seasonal  and only get cheaper if there's an abundance crop.  Please click on the link to learn more about durian.

Wonderful beautiful tasty durian!

This cake doesn't have any filling or frosting.  I decided to sandwiched the cake with durian filling to enhance the flavor and taste.  And I'm glad I did it as everyone loved it.  I do mean everyone.  They love it so much that they had double and triple helpings at the cake.  I will definitely make this again, mark my words!

Durian Butter Cake (I made 1 1/2 recipe for a big crowd but this recipe I'm sharing calls for 1 recipe)
250g butter
180g caster sugar
4 eggs
250g durian flesh (I used 300 g for an extra ummph)
1/4 tsp durian essence (I omitted this as I find that it's not necessary since I used a lot of the flesh)
230g self raising flour
20g coconut powder (I omitted this cos I don't like coconut powder in my bakes)
1/8tsp baking powder
1/4tsp bicarbonate of soda (B.O.S)

Durian Filling: 
350g durian flesh
250ml whipping cream
- Whip the cream and the durian flesh together with an electric mixer till combine.  Keep chill until use.

  • Preheat oven to 180dC.  Prepare baking pan with parchment paper and grease well.  You can also use bundt pan if you don't wish to sandwich the cake with any filling.
  • Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy.  Add in eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
  • Stir in the durian flesh and essence (if you use any). fold in sifted flour, coconut powder, baking powder and b.o.s. Mix well.
  • Spoon into prepared pan and bake for 45 min or until done.
  • Cool completely, and slice cake horizontally into two and sandwich it with the durian filling.
Keep cake in the fridge until serving time.

This is 'an-out-of-the-world' kind of cake!  My type of cake! mmm....durian!  Can you smell it? kakkakaka


  1. Hi!
    I'm from Poland and I saw your blog a few days ago.
    You make beautifull cakes! I'm very exhausted.
    It looks great, fantastic!
    Cute horses.

  2. Happy Birthday dear Ashleigh! Cake looks very soft and attractive. I love those pink colour...have a nice weekend dear.

  3. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous! You are very talented in this area for sure.

  4. Happy Birthday to cute Ashleigh! Beautiful and delicious cake! That's for sure! Lucky birthday girl!
    Making this again? Not forget to call us! I'll bring container to tapau back! hehehehe!

  5. Looks so great. Awesome....Really a great work.

  6. Beautifully done cake. Looks gorgeous. Happy Birthday to the little one..

  7. Bellissima torta!!!! Complimenti e tanti cari auguri di buon anno!!!

  8. Happy belated birthday Ashleigh! Wow! What a lovely birthday cake & so beautifully done! You've done a marvelous job on this cake & it's a durian cake too! Amazing! :)

  9. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter! If my hubby sees durian in Chinatown, he won't come home with an empty hand for sure! My daughter was crazy about pony when she was little (now she likes cloths and make up), you made a wonderful cake and that would leave a happy memory for sure!

  10. awwwwww! that is a very cute cake... your daughter must have loved it :)


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