Thursday, January 15, 2009

Durian Layer Cake

If you ask Indonesian People about their famous LAPIS LEGIT a.k.a A thousand Layer Cake, they will so happy to tell you how delicious this cake. This is no ordinary cake. The baking process requires time and patience since the many layers (usually 18-20) are baked and grilled one at a time

It’s quite a challenge to make this cake. You have to bake it one layer at a time and I think you’re supposed to get the layers to be the same, exact height. It’s time-consuming and needs a steady hand and loads of experience. That’s why it’s so expensive. Making this cake may take a little more work, but the end result is worth the effort.

But this time, I try to make something different . I add durian pure instead the famous spices 'SPEEKOEK' into it, and you won't believe.. the taste is so amazing .. (Thank You to Lydia from MY KITCHEN, for her great inspiration)

Durian Layer Cake

400 gr Butter
150 gr Sugar
10 Egg Yolks
1 tsp Durian Essenes
1 cup Durian Puree (from 2 pieces of Durian Mothong)
60 ml Milk
200 gr All-Purpose Flour
50 gr Corn Flour
7 Egg Whites
150 gr Sugar

Grease and line the bottom of a 8" x 8" baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 F (upper heat only).

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Add in egg yolks and continue to cream until smooth and fluffy.

Add in durian essence, puree and milk, and stir until well blended. Sift and fold in flours until well combined.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy then add in sugar gradually while beating. Continue to beat until stiff. Stir it into the batter and mix until well combined.

Spoon about 100g of the batter into the baking pan and spread it evenly. Place it in the middle of the oven and bake until golden brown (+/- 3 - 5 minutes)

Remove it from the oven, use a fork to prick some holes on the cake. layer a cake with a little of butter, very thin and press the cake with a bottom of spoon. Then spoon another 100g of the batter onto the baked layer and spread evenly. Bake until golden brown. Repeat this step until all of the batter is used up.

Remove the cake from oven, invert and cool on rack.


henny said...

Aduh, berapa ya harga durian disana? Ari cerita, di Belanda dia beli 7 biji bawang putih 2 euro!!
Btw, foto2mu bagus banget ya...boleh dong diajarin.tapi punyanya cuma digital pocket camera biasa. kalo punya waktu... boleh dong di review foto2 ku terus di kasih saran gitu....hehehe...banyaknya sih di blog Seashell.

Michelle Dargen said...

This looks amazing. I love Durian so much. YUM!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow cake looks yummy....

eliza said...

Fit, lapisannya rapih sekali! enak pasti nih rasa durian, gue belum pernah coba. tfs ya!

Vania said...

*nyomot lapis durennya... yum,..
Mbak Fit, aku dah nonton Slumdog weekend minggu lalu. Uuuuh kereeen banget yak. Itu dia real Mumbai. Kalo dah ada DVDnya mo aku beli u/ koleksi. Udah nonton kan MBak?

Indonesia-Eats said...

That is why up to this moment I haven't tried it yet to make one. I don't have enough patience :D

Anyway, too bad I couldn't get a Sumatran or Kalimantan/Borneo Durian here. Only the Thai durian which it doesn't taste like a real durian.

Lempar satuu dunkkkk

Andrie Anne said...

Wow..dikau rajin banget Fit...lapis legit rasa duren? Bikin penasaran deh..pasti enak neehh..

Tan.wiratchada said...

Oh...I love this Layer Cake but never try Durian Layer Cake. Hope to try in the future.