Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Durian Cake

Talking about durian treats, there are a few popular names in Singapore. Apart from the durian fiesta @ Goodwood Park Hotel and durian buffet @ Carlton Hotel, other choices for durian by-products includes Emicakes, Angie the Choice, Jane's Cake station and 717 Trading.

Emicakes has 3 types of durian cakes with varying percentage of durian pulp namely classic ($33.30, 20cm), premium ($42.80, 20cm), and ultimate ($51.90, 20cm); ultimate is not available off the shelf so pre-ordering is required. Apart from the pure durian cakes, they also have a D24 Durian Espresso ($42.80, 20cm) and eggless alternatives.

Premium D24 Durian Cake I

Like Goodwood Park Hotel, the durian cakes are frozen and has to be thawed for more than 2 hours before serving.

Premium D24 Durian Cake II

This is a combination which most bakeries will adopt when durian cake is concerned. Durian-flavoured cream, vanilla sponge and durian pulp filling to provide a refreshing after-taste, particularly when served chilled.

Having eaten the creations at Goodwood Park Hotel and Carlton Hotel lately, Emicakes' durian filling is alittle diluted and blend; lacking the punch from what Goodwood Park (Durian mousse cake - $8.50+ per slice) has to offers. Carlton Hotel (Durian cake - $6+ per slice) fares better for its lighter, fluffier cream and softer sponge so we personally felt that Emicakes' Premium D24 Durian Cake is expensive (i.e. $42.80 for 6 servings) since it has 3 layers of sponge with lots of butter cream and minimal durian pulp.

Emicakes, Toa Payoh
Blk 116
Lorong 2 Toa Payoh
Singapore 310116
Tel: 6353 2313

Operating hours - 9am to 9pm daily


Big Boys Oven said...

I say so much and plentyful of durians being sold in singapore few weeks ago, just purely awesome! the cake is so deliciouys yummy! :)

Fen said...

Yeh, has been a durian month for me... Feeling the heat already...

I thought the durians in Malaysia are cheaper and better? In fact, there is a fair share of Singaporeans traveling to durian plantations to enjoy this tropical treat...

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