The 'Cempedak' is a fruit native to South East Asia found predominantly in Malaysia and Thailand. It is closely related to the Jackfruit ~ 'Nangka' and like the Jackfruit it'll also excrete a sticky substance when opened.
The yellow flesh surrounding the seeds is very sweet and has a strong, lingering smell but not so overpowering as the durian.
Other than eating this fruit fresh or using it as an ingredient for baking, another way is to make them into fritters, dip them in a batter and deep fry them. This way the seeds can be eaten too!
The whole Cempedak fruit.
Make a cut in the centre of the fruit and open it up with your bare hands. Remember to oil your hands first because of the sticky substance. See the fleshy pulp ........... absolutely sweet and fragrant!
I used the Chiffon cake tin for this cake. Can you spot the streaks of Cempedak? This cake is moist and yummy.
Look at that, it's absolutely yummy!
This recipe is adapted from my previous post on Durian Cake. The only difference is that I substituted Durian pulp with Cempedak pulp (smashed and discard any hard parts) and baked it for 50 mins. instead of 45 mins.
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