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..
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)
180g caster sugar
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)
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