Kitchen Corner

October 9, 2009

Durian Cake

I've got few boxes of durian in the freezer. Other than thinking to make some cream puff or ice cream. I would like to try out some new stuffs which I've not tried before. I ate a durian cake weeks ago bought from my neighbour, it's very delicious!
So, thinking to make it myself. I made a simple swiss roll sponge cake and cut them into very thin round shape to layer the cake. For the cream, I mixed 270g of durian flesh with 135g custard and folded in 200ml whipped cream. This is truly a rich and creamy durian cake. I didn't add gelatin for the mixture so it's a bit runny, however it set after sitting in the fridge for few hours.
I would like to try out a next batch with gelatin one to find out the difference. Perhaps adding some gelatin would be easier to do the decoration. For the simple one, this batch is very yummy indeed! Must do it again for some celebration party. How I made it: Ingredients for a thin sponge 28 x 35cm: 4 eggs / 80g sugar / 67g plain flour:

Place the eggs and vanilla extract into a bowl. Gradually add in sugar and whisk until pale and thickened. Sift the flour into the bowl and fold together. Pour the sponge mixture into a baking tray with baking paper and bake for 10 minutes at 200'C preheated oven. Place the cooked sponge on a wire rack and place the sponge together with the wire rack into a plastic bag for cooling down.

Ingredients for custard: 2 egg yolks / 133ml milk / 40g sugar / 13g flour / 1 tsp vanilla extract / 6g butter / 2 tsp Rum (optional):
Mix the egg yolks with two teaspoon of milk in a bowl until well combined. Then, mix in the flour and make sure there is no lumps. Place the milk in a saucepan with vanilla extract and sugar, bring to the boil. Once the sugar dissolve in the milk, gradually pour onto the eggs mixture and stir then pour back into the pan. Return to the heat and using a whisk, lightly stir the mixture to thicken, do not boil. As the egg yolks warm, it will thicken to create custard. Keep stirring until it coats the back of the spoon. Remove from the heat and keep stirring and add in the butter. When the custard slightly warm add in rum. Pour the custard into a shallow bowl and cover with cling wrap. Place it into the fridge when it completely cool down and ready to use.
To assemble, blend 270g durian flesh (you could add more if you like) and 135 custard just combine. Don't over blend the mixture. Whip 200ml of fresh cream and fold it into the durian mixture. Put the durian cream into a piping bag and refrigerate for 1 hour. Use a 6cm cake rings or round mould to cut out 21 pieces of round sponge. Place a piece of transparent cake paper around each cake rings and fit in a sponge cake then generously pipe in the durian cream. Place another layer of sponge and pipe in the cream again. Finally add the remaining durian cream on the top and let it sit in the fridge for 3 hours.
Remove the cake rings and transparent paper. Ya, look around the see anyone around and now you could lick the transparent paper. Enjoy!


Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wah, your durian cake looks so tempting Grace! Is it durian season now? No wonder I can smell my neighbor eating it last night, haha! Thanks for sharing the recipe. ;)

Food For Tots said...

Your durian cakes look so beautiful and nicely presented! Must be very very delicious!

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Grace,
Your durian cake looks very good and tempting. I must go and get my hand on the durians, then try to make this. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe.

cherry potato said...

Loh...Your durian cake make me hungry!

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Honey Bee Sweets,
I've no idea whether a durian season now but I could smell my neighbour eating it too :p

Hi Food For Tots,
Thanks for your compliments. Hope you will like it. Cheers!

Hi Jane,
No matter what desserts made by durian, I think it would be very yummy! Look forward to see your durian discovering.

Hi cherry potato,
Yup, lets get some durian and make it to fill your crave yeah!! :P

køkken69 said...

Wish I had seen your post earlier. I just threw away a box of durians... those 3 box for $10 deals tend to make you buy more than you can eat...

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi kokken69,
Aiyo... why you threw away the durians?

Retete de slabit said...

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birdutmasali said...

very nice,
very nice !!!

Gladys Kock said...

What a lovely durian treat! Well presented and make me want to indulge on right away!

Za said...

hahaha...i like your last line. Look ard and then lick the paper! i know that I'm not the only one. :)

Thanks for the recipe!

Florence said...

This certainly looks mouth-watering.
The presentation is simple and elegant!

Nga Chummy said...

hi, U said whip 200ml of fresh cream...does it mean whip the thicken cream to peak form?

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Nga Chummy,
Very sorry for this late reply. I'm super busy and tired recently.
For the fresh cream, whip it until it is thicken, almost same consistency like the custard so that both ingredients are easily combined.

Chicken^^ said...

I absolutely love durian & your cake looks so pwetty ^^

Eileen Tan said...

Love your cake! Can share where u get the transparent paper for the cake? Thanks!