7 Easy Durian Cake Recipes: From Crepe Cakes To Durian Cheesecakes

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Durians can be an absolute joy to feast on given their creamy and sweet nature, and it can be tempting to go on a massive buying spree when the King of Fruit is in season! But what happens when you’ve eaten your fill of this delicious fruit and now feel too jelak to wipe your plate clean? Here’s an idea: try baking a light-as-air durian cake with these easy recipes! From a trendy burnt durian cheesecake to light chiffon and butter cakes, here are some of our favourite durian cake recipes that’ll have you lickin’ your fingers.

Easy durian cake recipes you can bake today under an hour

1. No Bake Durian Cheesecake

When it comes to durian cake recipes, durian cheesecake comes up top! Even amateur bakers will find this no-bake durian cheesecake recipe a breeze, as there’s no need to fret over oven temperature settings or burning the cake. While it’s simple to prepare, the taste is anything but as the crunchy crust complements the mousse-like filling well. Due to its no-bake nature, make sure your heavy cream is properly whipped until stiff peaks form to avoid making a runny mess!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours
Servings: 8 portions

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 120g durian flesh (blended)
  • 150g condensed milk
  • 220g cream cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5g lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80ml cold heavy cream
  • 6g gelatin powder
  • 15ml cold water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g biscuits
  • 40g butter

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Start by melting the butter on low heat. Then, place your biscuits in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  2. Combine both ingredients with a pinch of salt and mix well. Line a round cake pan (available on S-Mart by Shopee Official Store) with the biscuit mix (remember to press down firmly to make sure the base holds up) and chill it in the fridge.
  3. Using a stand mixer, mix the blended durian flesh, condensed milk and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest.
  4. Whisk the cold heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Add this into the main bowl to form your durian cream cheese layer.
  5. Microwave the gelatin powder (available on Alicial.M) for five seconds, then add a spoonful of the cream cheese filling and mix. Pour this gelatin mixture into the main bowl .
  6. Remove your biscuit base from the fridge and pour the cream cheese layer on top. Then leave it in the fridge for four hours (or overnight).
  7. After the cake has solidified, remove the cake by inverting the pan and you’re ready to enjoy your tasty creation.

2. Durian Chiffon Cake

Durian chiffon cakes are perfect if you love the contrast between the rich fruit and the lightness of chiffon! What makes this durian cake recipe stand out is its use of vegetable oil instead of butter. The end result is a moist durian-flavoured cake that’s soft and fluffy!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Servings: 6 slices

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 120g durian flesh (blended)
  • 50g corn oil
  • 70ml milk
  • 40g caster sugar
  • 120g plain flour
  • 5 eggs (separated)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 
  • 80g sugar

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 130-degree Celsius.
  2. Start your durian puree preparation by peeling the flesh off leftover durian seeds and using a Mayer hand blender (available on XX) to get a fine paste.
  3. Mix the corn oil, milk and caster sugar in a bowl. Add flour, durian paste and egg yolks and mix till it forms a batter.
  4. Whisk the egg whites until they turn white and opaque. Squeeze in a dash of lemon juice and add the sugar in small batches as you’re mixing the egg whites. Mix till stiff peaks form.
  5. Combine the egg white mixture and egg yolk batter by introducing a third of the egg whites into the yolk mixture. Fold the remaining egg white mixture in.
  6. Pour the combined mixture into a chiffon cake mould (available on Home Supplies), pop it into the preheated oven for an hour (130 degree-Celsius for 45 minutes and 160 degree-Celsius for the remaining 15 minutes).
  7. Let it cool before serving.

Pro tip: It’s easier to separate yolks from whites when eggs are first taken out of the fridge!

3. Durian Lava Cake

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If you’re a hardcore durian fan, you’ve definitely heard of the fantastic news across the border! As a limited time promotion, Domino’s Pizza is appealing to sweet tooths with their mouth- watering durian lava cake — the true definition of pure liquid gold, rich and creamy. It’s no wonder the reviews on social media are rad. Feeling #FOMO? Satisfy your lava cake cravings with this easy durian cake recipe instead!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 minutes
Servings: 8 portions

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 200g durian flesh (blended)
  • 110g butter
  • 4 tbsp yogurt
  • 65g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 220g fine sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Oil

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200-degree Celsius.
  2. Brush oil on your ramekins, then add a tablespoon of sugar in each and swirl the mix around to coat the sides and bottom.
  3. Whisk the remaining butter and add the durian puree, yogurt, vanilla extract and sifted flour.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with salt and sugar until the mixture turns thick and light yellow.
  5. Gradually fold the durian puree mixture into the egg mixture.
  6. Fill the cups with the mixture and bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Leave your lava cakes to cool till room temperature and serve thereafter.

4. Durian Mousse Cake

Craving a more intense durian flavour from your durian cake recipes? Try baking a durian mousse cake! Durian mousse cakes pack a punch in the texture and flavour departments by offering fluffy sponge layers that pair well with the creamy durian puree. Attempt to give the legendary Goodwood Park durian mousse cake a run for its money with the recipe below!

Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 portions

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 400g durian flesh
  • 4 eggs (separated)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar 
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 80g sugar
  • 100g cake flour
  • 200ml milk
  • 5g gelatin
  • Sugar to taste
  • 300ml thickened cream

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170-degree Celsius.
  2. Combine oil, water and vanilla essence. Set aside for mixing later.
  3. Add salt and egg whites to the clean bowl and beat on medium speed until frothy with big bubbles.
  4. Add cream of tartar and beat with a mixer until foamy, while gradually adding sugar until soft peaks form.
  5. Reduce to low speed and beat in the yolks, one at a time. Then, add in the oil mixture that was previously set aside.
  6. Add sifted flour and keep the beating going. Make sure not to overwork the batter or it’ll deflate.
  7. Use a spatula to gently scrape the mixture into a pan and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes. Cover with cling wrap to prevent the cake from drying out.
  8. While the sponge cake is baking, start preparing the mousse. Add the milk and puree the durian flesh.
  9. Bloom the gelatin powder in cold water and let it sit for two minutes. Microwave it for five seconds so it can easily dissolve into the puree mixture.
  10. Whip the thickened cream until stiff peaks form. Thereafter, combine with the durian puree to form your durian mousse.
  11. Assemble the final product by spreading the durian mousse over the sponge cake. Use a cake slicer (available on Walfos Official Store) to split the cake into separate layers so you can spread the mousse evenly.
  12. When you’re done layering and filling out crevices, freeze the cake overnight before serving it the next day!

5. Durian Butter Cake

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 portions

Known as pound cake among veteran bakers, the durian butter cake has to be the simplest recipe in our list ! With its sweet buttery taste, you’ll love how both durian and butter flavours mesh to overwhelm your taste buds — in a good way! Using a small range of ingredients and simple baking techniques, It’s the perfect durian cake recipe to try if you’re new to baking.

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 160g durian flesh (blended)
  • 180g butter
  • 140g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 120g cake flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degree-Celsius.
  2. Prepare the cake batter by first mixing butter with sugar. Then add in the eggs to form a golden yellow mixture.
  3. Mix the cake flour (available on S-Mart by Shopee Official Store) and baking powder. Add the mixture in two batches, making sure to mix well in between for easier dissolving. Once done, pop the blended durian flesh in and mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour the batter into a baking tin (available on CHEFMADE Official Store) lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Leave to cool and slice the cake so it’s ready for eating.

6. Durian Crepe Cake

This durian crepe cake certainly gives the no-bake durian cheesecake above a challenge! Preparing a durian crepe cake certainly isn’t easy given the amount of preparation work needed. Patiently work past this and you’ll discover a rewarding durian cake recipe that combines pleasing aesthetics with layers of luscious durian cream. 

Prep time: 60 minutes
Cook time: 30 mins
Servings: 6 portions

Recipe Ingredients:

For Crepe:

  • 3 eggs
  • 160g cake flour
  • 100g sugar
  • 30g corn starch
  • 50g butter
  • 400ml milk

For Filling:

  • 120g durian flesh
  • 200ml thickened cream
  • 40g sugar

How to make:

  1. Starting with the crepe batter, whisk together the eggs, sugar and cornstarch while sifting in cake flour.
  2. After this is done, gradually pour in milk and melted butter. Whisk away until there are no lumps.
  3. Refrigerate the crepe batter for 30 minutes before preparing it for pan frying. Remember to brush oil on the sides so the batter won’t stick. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
  4. Deseed the durian flesh and blend it until it turns into a fine paste.
  5. Begin whipping the thickened cream and sugar until stiff peaks appear. Following this, carefully fold in the durian paste and mix well.
  6. Start forming the mille crepe by alternating between laying a pancake crepe down and spreading the durian filling over it. Repeat until you achieve the desired height.
  7. Once done, cover the durian crepe cake with cling wrap and refrigerate it for at least three hours so it can set.

7. Burnt Durian Cheesecake

We definitely saved the best for the last with this one! Hopping on the Basque-style burnt cheesecake trends, this localised version uses our King of Fruit to make a luscious burnt durian cheesecake. Slightly crisp on the outside, all wobbly and jiggly inside, what’s not to love about that caramelised skin and custard middle? This durian cheesecake is intentionally baked with high heat so you can achieve that caramelised top, bu this is definitely a beginner-friendly durian cake recipe since you won’t need to worry about accidentally burning the cake during the baking process.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 portions

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 130g durian flesh (blended)
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 20g icing sugar
  • 30g condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 egg white
  • 5g corn starch
  • 115ml whipping cream

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 230 degree-Celsius
  2. Begin by mixing the cream cheese, condensed milk and icing sugar until the mixture is smooth. Then add corn starch to increase overall thickness.
  3. Add the three egg yolks and one egg white gradually, making sure each yolk is beaten well before proceeding to add the blended durian flesh and whipping cream.
  4. Pour the final mixture into a cake tin lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes until the top gets slightly burnt.
  5. Let it cool to room temperature. Then pop it into the refrigerator to set for three hours.

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