Mouthwatering durian cakes are a favourite among many. There are many different types of durian cakes available – Mao Shan Wang durian cake, durian rainbow ice cream cake, durian molten lava cake, durian cheesecake, durian burnt cheesecake, and durian & gula melaka cake.
Each of the durian cakes features the stare of the show – durians. The durians are flavourful and rich, which will leave people wanting for more. Additionally, you will be able to taste the sweetness and bitterness of the durian cake.
Not only can durians be used to make durian cakes, it can also be used to make cream puffs, ice cream, mooncake, bread, egg tart, smoothie, cupcake, chiffon cake, kueh lapis, pudding, cheesecake, and more.
Do read till the end for a durian cake recipe, as well as a durian crepe cake recipe!
Key Ingredient for a Delicious Durian Cake: Durian
In order to make the durian cake a success, the main ingredient, durian, has to be 100% authentic. If a replica of durian is used, or if the durian is not fresh, it will greatly affect the quality of the durian cake.
There are different types of durians used in durian cakes. The more common ones are Mao Shan Wang and D24 durians.
Mao Shan Wang durian is also known as durian musang king. It is termed as the king of all durians and it is the most popular one among all the other durians. This type of durian has a sweet and creamy flavour. Occasionally, you will also taste a tinge of bitterness in it. For those who cannot take the strong taste of durian, it is recommended for you to steer clear away from Mao Shang Wang durians!
D24 durians are smooth and sweet. It comes with a hint of alcohol and is sometimes called “XO durian”. For those who are trying durians for the first time, D24 durians are definitely suitable as it is not as strong as Mao Shang Wang durians.
Where to Get the Best Durian Cake in Klang Valley?
In Klang Valley, the best place to get durian cake is at Durian Bear. It is a durian shop that is often patronized by locals and tourists alike. What makes Durian Bear stand out is that they only serve the best quality of durians, and their durian cakes are made with premium ingredients.
Not only do they serve durian cakes, they also offer fresh durians, frozen durians, durian paste, durian crepe, burnt cheesecake, and coconut water. Some of their frozen durians include: D24, DIOI, D197, D88, D160, and D13. They also offer combo sets, such as buy 2 get 1 free D24, combo king & sultan, combo 3 in 1, and other combos.
At Durian Bear, you can be rest assured that you will be getting durians that are worth the price that you have paid for. The durians are also very affordable and it can be pre-booked up to 7 days in advance. For a few areas in Malaysia, you can even get fresh durian delivery to your doorstep!
Durian Cake Recipe
For those who want to try making their own durian cake, you can try out the following recipe. The durian cake is estimated to be around 8-9 inches big. It has a rich and creamy durian filling, and a soft whipped cream frosting surrounding it.
This recipe is relatively fuss free and it only requires a few ingredients. One thing to note is that the quality of durian must be good as it will affect the overall taste of the durian cake. Let’s dive into the durian cake recipe!
- 6 – 8 durian flesh (with seeds) *
* You can purchase a packet of durian paste if you do not want to mash the durian yourself. Durian Bear’s durian pastes are made from 100% durians.
- 3 medium eggs
- 250 grams of cake premix
- 50 ml of water
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
- 200ml of whipped cream
- Before starting on the cake, you can first make the filing of it. You will need to remove the seeds from the durian and mash the remaining flesh. Continue to mash it until it turns into a paste-like texture. After that, place the durian paste into an airtight container and put it into the refrigerator.
- Preheat the oven at 180-degree celsius, for 15 minutes.
- Combine the ingredients for the cake and mix them using a mixer, or a hand whisk, for 10 minutes. Mix till the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
- Pour the cake mixture into a greased baking pan (8 – 9” big) and place it into the oven. Bake for 40 minutes.
- When the cake is baked, test if it is fully baked by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean and dry, it is fully baked. Additionally, the cake should have a slight dome to it as well. Place the cake on a rack to cool before applying the filling and cream.
- Whip up the cream while waiting for the cake to cool down. Store it in the refrigerator afterwards.
- After the cake is cooled, slice it horizontally into three layers. Spread the durian filling onto the bottom two layers evenly, using a spatula.
- Place the top layer onto the second layer and apply the whipped cream onto it. Cover the whole cake using the whipped cream. You can also design the cake to suit your preferences or occasion.
- Chill the cake in the refrigerator and serve.
Durian Crepe Cake Recipe
Crepe cakes is made of only a few ingredients, but it is a tedious process to make the layers of the cake. Each layer has to be cooked layer by layer – there is no way to go around this. After placing the layers with the durian filling, you will definitely feel satisfied when you cut the cake and see the beautiful layers.
If possible, it would be best to make the batter of the crepe cake a day before and let it set in the refrigerator to allow it to set. Additionally, the crepe cake is best served after chilling it as well!
- 6 tablespoons of butter
- 3 cups of milk
- 6 eggs
- 1 ½ cups of flour
- 7 tablespoons of sugar
- 900ml of whipping cream
- 500 grams of durian paste
To make the crepe,
- Melt the butter in a small pot until it turns brown and place it aside.
- In another small pot, heat the milk till it comes to a low boil and set it aside to cool for 10 minutes.
- Using a stand mixer, or a hand whisk, combine the eggs, flour, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix for a minute before adding in the melted butter and warm milk.
- (Optional) Place the batter into an airtight container and put it into the refrigerator overnight.
- If you have placed the batter into the fridge, you will need to take it out and allow it to cool to room temperature before using it.
- On a non-stick pan, grease it with some oil to prevent the batter from sticking onto the pan.
- Allow the pan to heat up for a while and add 2 – 3 tablespoons of batter. Swirl the pan so that the surface will be covered by the batter. If you pan is slightly large, you may add in a tablespoon more of batter.
- After 1 minute, flip the edge of the crepe up and check if the bottom part has begun to turn brown. If it is slightly brown, flip the entire crepe to the other side. Cook for another 5 – 10 seconds before removing it from the heat.
- Repeat step 7 and 8 to make the layers of crepe.
To make the durian filling,
- Whip the whipping cream until firm.
- Fold in the durian paste into the whipped cream, until well combined.
- Before starting off with the first layer, place a small amount of cream onto the plate to prevent the crepe cake from shifting around too much.
- Place the first layer of crepe cake onto the plate and spread the durian filling onto it.
- After that, place another layer of crepe cake and durian filling. Repeat the process till the layers have been used up.
- Chill the crepe cake for a minimum of two hours before serving to allow the cake to come together.
Now that you have two durian cake recipes on hand, do try it out and let us know how the durian cakes turned out! For both durian cake recipes, the amount of durian pastes to add is entirely up to your preference. If you prefer a stronger and concentrated taste of durian, you can add more; otherwise, you can add a lesser amount if you want a lighter durian taste.