durian cake recipe

durian cake

This is a classic butter cake recipe with a difference. Real durian for flavour and fragrance, and the ground almond makes the cake beautifully moist. Eat with a scoop of durian ice cream for a rather decadent experience.


250g unsalted butter
250g unrefined caster sugar
4 large eggs
200g self-raising flour
50g ground almonds
a pinch of baking powder
pulp from 1 durian, mashed into a smooth paste


Leave the butter and eggs out so they are at room temperature before you start. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Prepare the cake or loaf tin, 20cm in diameter by lining with grease-proof paper.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon or in a mixer until light, pale and fluffy. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add them to the creamed mixture a tablespoonful at a time. Swiftly beat the mixture until the egg is incorporated. If you add the eggs slowly like this the mixture will not curdle. Another good tip is to add a tablespoonful of sifted flour with the egg if the mixture show any signs of curdling.

When all the eggs are incorporated, fold in the sifted flour and baking powder with a metal spoon, using gentle folding movements to keep the air in the mixture. Add the ground almond and durian paste; again fold into the mixture gently.

Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin, spread it out evenly with the back of a spoon. Transfer to the oven and bake for 55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

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  1. Nyunt on November 4, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    It looks delicious! I must try it. It is worthwhile to go to London to buy Durian!

  2. Natalie on March 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    That looks lovely… great with some tea.

  3. Pam on January 30, 2010 at 12:05 am

    At the price durian is here in Australia, it will be a very expensive cake!! Love the fruit.

  4. Wyatt Richardson on May 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

    i really love Cakes and i am always looking for some new cake recipes on the internet.’,*

  5. David Harris on August 12, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Cake recipes are the specialty of my best friend, my favorite ones are those exotic fruit cakes”,-

  6. Lan Tester  on October 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    i love to munch cakes and i bake receipes based on different cake recipes that i can find on the net””.