Steamed durian muffin made using cake flour
Steamed durian muffin

Durian is a popular yet stenchy smelled fruit, as described by at least some of the population.

Most Singaporeans love to eat this custard textured fruit. When the season starts, we can see loads of durians around the fruits shops.

In seasonal times people gather in groups to eat the durian. Some of the well-known durian types are Musang King, D13, D24, D160.

The texture of the durian is soft and creamy. Unlike the sharp, edgy, hard outer side, the sweetness and smell make people crave for a second serving.

I like durian ice cream. To be precise, durian Potang.

I bought a box of durian to eat and on second thought, I decided to make a muffin using durian. Here I am using cake flour which doesn’t include any baking powder.

What do we need to make a durian steam muffin


Among the many varieties of durian I tried both D13, and D24 in this recipe.This time I used D13 to make these steamed muffins.

Cake flour

A soft,fine cake flour will be very helpful to make the fluffy muffins.


I am using kampong eggs in this recipe.Regular eggs can be used as well.

Baking powder

Baking powder is the raising agent I used here.


I used low fat 2% milk to make these muffins.Full fat milk also works well in this recipe without any modification or change.


Regular vegetable oil works well in this recipe.Any mild flavoured oil is better to avoid any strong smell or flavour.


I used raw sugar here.You can powder the measured raw sugar before adding to make the process easier.

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Steamed durian muffin made using cake flour

Durian Muffin – How To Steam Fluffy Muffin With World’s Exotic Fruit

A fluffy steamed muffin recipe made using the durian fruit .
Course Dessert, Fruit, Muffin, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Fusion
Servings 4


  • Steamer


  • Cake flour-120 gm
  • Eggs-2
  • Baking powder-2 tsp
  • Raw sugar-5 tsp
  • Fresh durian pulp-3 to 4 tbsp
  • vegetable oil-4 tbsp
  • Milk-3tbsp


  • Mash the durian into a smooth paste.
  • In a bowl, add cake flour, baking powder, sugar and mix them well.
  • Then, add egg, oil, and milk into another bowl and beat them together using a hand blender or a whisk.
  • Add the durian paste and mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, and mix gently until all the ingredients blend together.
  • Pour the batter in a baking paper-lined muffin pan or in paper cups made for muffins.
  • Steam the muffins for 10 to 15 minutes in a steamer.
  • Cool the muffins using a wire rack and store them in an airtight container.


  • I used fresh D13 durian for this recipe.
  • I used a carbon steel mini muffin pan.
  • Make sure to use muffin paper cups to avoid the muffins sticking in the pan.
  • This recipe is freezer friendly and can be stored for up to 2 weeks.
  • When you want to eat the muffins, take them out from the freezer and steam them.
  • For the vegetarian version, use egg replacer which is made of tapioca flour, potato starch, baking soda and psyllium husk fibre.
  • 1 egg= 1 tbsp egg replacer+2 tbsp water
Keyword cake flour, durain pulp, durian muffin, exotic fruit, fluffy muffin, steamed goods, steamed muffin

Frozen durian comes handy to make durian muffin and cake waffles when the season is over. Because of its stinky smell, it’s prohibited to eat it outdoors and on public transports in Singapore.

This Asian fruit comes in varied forms like fresh, canned and paste. The packaged categories of paste, dried chips, baked chips, candies, wafers serve to compensate the addictiveness when the fresh version is not available.

This expensive fruit is addictive and Durian Feast is one of the notable things in Singapore.

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