Kitchen Corner

January 20, 2010

Durian Butter Cake

I seldom bake recently, life without baking is just so boring and dull. I found an excuse to bake a butter cake last week that had shared with my cousin and family. Although it's just a simple cake, it makes me feel better touching the kitchen stuffs. After the first attempt on berries butter cake, I would like to give it another try on durian flavour, and also took this opportunity to use a new cake mould. I'm not sure it's called bundt mould or something else, correct me if I'm wrong. Beside berries, durian is also one of my favorite fruit. So, I came out with this durian butter cake. The taste is very flavourful indeed with the slightly moist and rich texture. I feel the bundt cake mould make it looks prettier rather than just baking in a flat baking tray. Hope you will like this recipe of Kevin Chai. His recipes is quite simple and nice. Don't forget to use the sweet and flavourful durian and you will get the result.
250g butter
170g caster sugar
4 eggs
250g durian flesh
230g self raising flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  1. Grease a baking mould. Preheat oven to 170C.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
  3. Stir in durian flesh. Fold in sifted flour, baking powder and soda. Mix until well blended.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared mould. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until cooked.


Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Grace,
I think I have the same butter cake book as you. :) Your durian butter cake looks so nicely done...and delicious too.

Happy Homebaker said...

Your durian cake looks great! I think it will still look good baked in a normal pan :) Can you still taste the durian after it is being baked? I tried baking with durian, but I couldn't taste it in the finished bakes :(

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

It looks perfect! I have tried baking durian sponge, but not in butter cake form. This is awesome. I really need to get a bundt pan. Cakes always look extra pretty this way. :)

gertrude said...

Oh my gosh, your durian butter cake look perfect! So smooth and beautifully brown. I have to wait till I go back to Malaysia to make this as I am able to get good durian. The durian here is bad. They came frozen and they are from Thailand.

Allie said...

Your cake looks beautiful and delicious! The bundt pan makes it really pretty.

By the way, which Kevin Chai's book is this recipe from?

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Honey Bee Sweets,
Oh really, we've the same book hur! My mum bought me this book last month, although I'm not a big fan of butter cake but don't waste it lor...

Thanks! The taste is depend on how rich to your taste. It's not as rich as the durian cheesecake. I didn't tell my aunty it's durian cake until she had the first bite on it and said "oh durian cake !" The cake very much depends on the quality of durian we use.

Hi Ju,
Thank you! Hope you like this recipe. Cheers!

Hi Gertrude,
Oh yea, don't use Thailand durian. At least get a good kampung durian, sweet and flavourful one then you are in business.

Hi Allie,
Thank you for your compliments! This is a recipe from Kevin Chai "I Love Butter Cake".

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and also sharing the video of sponge cake. I did this durian butter cake one, but family members still prefer the fresh durian but not in the cake, so I have no chance to try it again. Anyway, your cake look so beautiful.

Small Small Baker said...

Hi Grace, I totally agree with you. Life is a bit different without baking, like some part of you is missing and you just have to bake something to feel better. Guess we are addicted to baking. :)

Very beautiful durian cake in that bundt pan. Hm... you make me feel like getting one.

Quinn said...

The last time I had durian was more than a year back....I so must eat durian this time when I go back Malaysia! Yes, it's bundt cake mould! Beautiful and flawless as usual, can't praise you enough Grace!

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Grace,
So happy to see start baking again. This was the bundt mould you have? It's so gorgeous! Don't you just agree that the pan makes a lot of difference? I think if it's baked in a rectangular loaf pan, the effect won't be as pretty, yah? I like the eveness you achieved in this cake. So pretty!

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Sonia,
I like your blog and I do visit your blog quite often. Sometimes, we hardly satisfy everyone appetite. As long you satisfy with it, that's good enough :)

That's good you could understand my feeling hur.. our hands just feel so itchy without touching it right!? Ya, the mould quite nice, there are many different patterns which you could get from the market. Please get one and bake something ok!

Hi Quinn,
Thank you so much for your lovely words! I think you should praise the bundt mould not me kekeke... it did help the cake looks better.

Hi Jane,
You know my hands just so itchy, I've got to find an opportunity to bake something with the help of someone to finish it. Ya, this is the only bundt mould I have. Is it call bundt mould? I agree that the mould really make a big difference. Thanks Jane!

The Cooking Ninja said... must smells heavenly. Haven't had durian for a long time. Must go back to Singapore for some. Your cake looks delicious. Wish I can have a bite of it.

Anonymous said...

May i know what is the size of the bundt pan? Thks

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi The Cooking Ninja,
Thanks for your lovely compliments! This recipe is quite simple, please give it a try ok!

Hi Anonymous,
This bundt pan is about 10 inches.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kitchen Corner,

You've mentioned the cake is baked at 170 degree. May I know are you using top and bottom heat or are you using fan mode?


Happy Homebaker said...

Thanks for the explanation :) I guess I must have used too little durian flesh, or those I used are not so fragrant. So many times I ended up eating the durian before reserving it for baking ;)

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi JC,
I used top and bottom heat to bake this cake.

No problem, we can always exchange our experience. I think fragrant durian would help to give the cake better flavour. But don't use 24D for baking, rather eat them, don't waste it yea :)

tracieMoo said...

I really miss mum's durian cake now! the cake looks delicious!

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Pei-Lin said...

Your durian butter cake looks perfect!! Just like those sold at any bakeries!!


Cheah said...

Hi! Just made this cake from your recipe and I really love it and so do my family members. Gave some to my neighbour and she sms me to say that it's 'superb'. Thanks for sharing. Will post it on my blog next week, with a link to your post, of course! I just reduced the sugar a bit.

Cheah said...

Hi, I made this cake and just posted it in my blog today. The cake is very delicious and my family members enjoyed it very much. I baked it at 180 degC. This recipe is a keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

This is so beautiful, Grace! Wish I can have a slice!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kitchen Corner,
Thx for the recipe..thumbs up!Bake it today n it was really yummy ^^


San said...

For those interested in a smaller similar cake tin or mold, this is available on ebay. Will make Two cakes! One to keep and another to give away so you wouldn't feel too guilty.

user voted Paver Contractor site info said...

This looks delicious! I love that you used durian. I bet it gave the cake an amazing taste. I will definitely try to make this in the future! =)