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Monday 6 July 2015

Durian Cotton Cake

Since it's the durian season, how can I not get some to satisfied my craving for the kings of fruits? :)
And I purposely set aside some for baking!

I made this cotton cake, it was soft and fluffy, the my entire house was filled with the durian aroma when it was baking!  Within 2 days, the cake was all gone! :)

5 egg yolks
1 whole egg
pinch of salt
120g durian meat
90g milk
65g oil (I used canola oil)
90g cake flour - sieved

5 egg whites
1/4tsp cream of tartar
80g castor sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 160C and lined the bottom of an 6" tin.
  2. In a blender, beat egg yolks, 1 whole egg, salt, durian meat and milk till light and fluffy.  Then add in the oil, blend a little while more till the mixture is well combined.  Transfer to large mixing bowl and mix in flour until well combined.  Set aside.
  3. Beat egg white till foamy, add in cream of tartar, then the sugar gradually, until egg white forms stiff peak.
  4. Mix in 1/3 of the meringue to the yolk batter, then fold in the balance by 2 portions.  Making sure each portion is well-folded until you see no streaks of the meringue.
  5. Once done, transfer the batter to the baking tin.  Tap on the table top few times to released the air bubbles and to level out the top.  
  6. Send to bake in water-bath method, at 150C for 1hour.
  7. Once baked, remove from oven and invert the cake to cool.
  8. Sliced the cake once it is completely cooled/chilled.
*Note: Cake best served chilled!

Made with fresh durians! :)


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