Saturday, June 19, 2010

The first birthday cake i baked last nite =)

This is first time i bake a birthday cake.. i chose The King of Fruits, Durian for my first attempt... durian is in season now! The latest craze in Singapore is a durian called 'Cat Mountain King' literally translated from it's Chinese name, 猫山王

Durians, you either love it or hate it. I think it's the pungent smell that people can't handle. Once you get pass the smell ... ahh ... there's no stopping. Not even if you get poked by the thorns on the shells!

Ingredients for Sponge cake:
4 eggs
100 gm cake flour
100 gm castor sugar
12 gm spongecake stabliser
25 gm milk
90 gm melted butter

Put all the ingredients except the melted butter into a mixing bowl.
Beat everything on high for at least 7 mins until ribbon stage. This means that if you use your whisk with batter to write an "8" on the batter won't sink in but will appear visible for a while. This will be the right constitency for your batter. Add in melted butter at this stage and mix in thoroughly.

Pour batter into 8" round pan and bake it in a preheated oven at 190C for about 35 mins. When done, remove the cake from the cup immediately and leave it on wire rack to cool.

Durian Fillings:
400ml of non-diary whipping cream
** (200ml to mix with durian puree & 200ml for cake deco)
500gm of durian puree

**Whip up whipping cream to a soft peak. Add in durian puree and mix well.
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