Friday, July 15, 2011

Durian layered cake

It's durian season again.  We can see the durian stalls displaying the king of fruits along the road sides, morning and night markets , supermarkets and the wet markets too.  Alfred bought some kampong durians from Jalan Gopeng on the way home from Teluk Intan.  They were so tasty .....he bought too much, so the left over I decided to bake durian cake.  This time I will try to bake durian layered sponge cake.

The recipe is as follow that I got from a recipe book.

for chiffon cake
A:   4 egg yolks
      80 ml water
      70g caster sugar
      1/2 tsp salt
      120g super fine flower
      11/2 tsp baking powder
      1/2 cup corn oil
B:   4 egg whites
      1/2 tsp cream of tartar
      70g caster sugar
for the filling
1.   350ml whipping cream
2.   150g durian flesh(pureed)
3.   1/2 tsp gelatin(dissolved in 50ml water over low heat)
4.   250g durian flesh(pureed)
60ml milk/santan
1/4 tbsp caster sugar
1 tbsp custard powder(optional)
1 tsp gelatin(dissolves in 1 tbsp water over low heat)
70g pureed durian flesh
9 inches loose-base round cake tin

Preheat oven at 170 degrees cecious.  Separate the egg whites from the yolks.  In a mixing bowl whip the egg whites and 70g of sugar and cream of tartar till stiff, leave aside.

  In another bowl, beat the egg yolk by hand with the sugar, add in the remaining ingredients of A, mix well.

 Pour the whipped egg whites into the mixture of egg yolks, mix well then pour into the lined baking tin to bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Remove from oven when is baked.  Leave to cool for 10 minutes, invert to cool further.  Slice the cake into 3 layers horizontally.

To prepare filling, first whisk the whipping cream on medium speed until soft peaks form.  Stir in ingredients 2 and  3, mix well.

To prepare the topping: combine milk/santan,custard powder and sugar in a saucepan.  Stir over low heat until mixture boils and has thickened. Add in gelatin mixture and lastly add in durian flesh.

Durian flesh before puree

Next is to assamble the cake. Place a layer of the sliced cake on the cake board, spread some of the filling and the topping on the cake, sandwich with another layer of the cake and repeat for the next layer.

Sandwiching the layers of cake

Spread the top and sides with remaining cream.  Leave to set before piping topping over top of cake. Chill well before serving.

Decorate as you like.

Yum , delicious and is full of durian taste, just like eating durian ice cream