Durian Butter Cake!

Ah Rejoice! My blog is back online (after some down time while transferring to a new host)

So… let’s celebrate with cake!

A friend from overseas was back for a holiday and she had a guest with her who wanted to ‘see and taste everything Asia’. So I thought, what could be more Asian than durians?! 🙂

Not wanting her guest to faint at the overpowering smell of this love it or hate it King of Fruits, I decided to ‘lessen the blow’ by baking a Durian Butter Cake!

The result? Fragrant, fluffy, melt in your mouth morsels of durian infused cake! (thankfully my friends gobbled it up too.. heehee)

Durian Butter Cake

Durian Butter Cake (adapted from The Star Online)


250g unsalted butter

230g caster or fine granulated sugar

4 (grade A) eggs

250g durian flesh

250g self-raising flour

3-6 tbsp milk

Vanilla essence


Line a square cake tin with parchment/tracing paper. Preheat oven to 180°C.Cut butter into small pieces. Place in mixing bowl with the sugar. Beat with mixer until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs gradually, one by one.

When all the eggs have been incorporated, add the durian flesh and vanilla essence, beating well for a minute or two.

Using a large metal spoon or rubber spatula, fold in the sifted flour in three, roughly equal batches, adding one tablespoon of milk after each addition of flour.

Add more milk if the mixture is thick and hard. Spoon mixture into the prepared tin, level the top and bake in preheated oven for about 40-50mins until the top of the cake turns a nice golden brown.

Test if the cake is cooked by inserting a skewer in the middle of the cake which should come out clean.

For a basic butter cake, just omit the durians! 🙂


  1. Ooh…looks so sinfully good. I love Durian Cake…those melty bits are to die for!

    Thank God I can’t bake to save my life. Otherwise, I would just be eating and nibbling non stop :-O

  2. little inbox – i think they’re no longer in season. i baked these at the end of august. 🙁

    ck lam & bee – no more in season leh…if got i bake… or i substitute with something else la. lol

  3. kaya meekoo – hehe..this would probably explain why i’ve been gaining weight!! bake bake bake and eat eat eat! 😛

    penangtuapui – hmmm cempedak butter cake ah..i think can use the same recipe as above. just sub the durian flesh with cempedak flesh! 🙂

  4. This is really sinful…durian+ butter…I am about to faint:p
    Hahaha….they’re just not my fave combination…I can’t stand either…so nothing to do with your baking:)

  5. Wah, delicious, must try it, i love durian too…but now not a durian season, maybe shd follow what penangtuapui said, substitute with cempedak or others…hmm…

  6. precious pea – well truth be told, when i was baking it mum decided to help. so it was a case of too many cooks spoils the soup! luckily it turned out ok in the end! lol

    christy – no worries! not many people can stomach durian and butter! 🙂

    ah shui – yeah! cempedak butter cake sounds good eh? i havent tried baking it. must try one day 🙂

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