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Cempedak Cake ~ 'Malaysian Monday no. 8'





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!



The sweet fleshy pulp and the thinner membrane on the right can also be eaten.  So are the seeds, just boil them with a little bit of salt and once they're soft, they can be eaten.



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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Comments

  1. Now I regret not buying cempedak that day, I can imagine how fragrant is your cake.

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  2. Cheah, I am totally into this! My goodness, salivating already just by seeing the name 'chempedak'! haha.... I'm so craving for the deep fried chempedak fritters. And now 'chempedak' cake pulak! I can almost smell it over here. I think I won't be able to go to bed without having a slice of this tonight. haha... Have a great day.
    Cheers, kristy

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  3. that is a jackfruit! can get it here but I doubt it is very fresh.

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  4. Another fabulous cake from you, thanks aunty. Have a wonderful trip too :)

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  5. Wow a chempedak cake..that is wonderful. I guess it will taste as good as durian cake . Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  6. I love cempedak and I would like to make it into jam. Just love the smell ;DD

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  7. wow.... what a creative way to make a cake out of this tropical food :) looks great !!

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  8. Waaaaahhh, I am SO sad looking at that beautiful cempedak, I have not had any for YEARS! It is my favourite fruit, and I love the soft boiled seeds. The cake looks so delicious too.

    Thank you for a great post.

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  9. A sure yummy cake just like durian!

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  10. Looks very moist and delicious indeed! I have been telling myself to join in the Malaysian Monday but am still procastinating lol!

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  11. wow, I can smell the cempedak from here! Great use of the yummy fruit!

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  12. Jess
    Cempedak is one of my favourite fruits! Love the smell!

    Kristy
    Personally I prefer this to Durian, fragrant!

    penny
    Cempedak and Jackfruit are different. Cempedak has a sweet smelling fragrance, Jackfruit doesn't. If you go to my post on Jackfruit/Nangka muffin, you can see a picture of the fruit/pulp.

    3 hungry tummies
    Thanks

    Elin
    I prefer this to Durian!

    Anncoo
    Oh, cempedak jam will be interesting! I love cempedak icecream!

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  13. Weng
    Thanks for encouragement!

    Shaz
    Nostalgic, right? Seems the boiled seeds are nutritious too!

    busygran
    Yes, it's yummy, try baking one!

    Jeannie
    Join us, the more the merrier, you too have so many good kuih recipes!

    pigpigscorner
    Cempedak is addictive and lingering smell is simply awesome!

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  14. What a lovely cake. You have made me curious about the fruit. I have not seen in before. I love to learn about new foods. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary,

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  15. Mary
    This is a tropical fruit. You can go into the site that I've highlighted and read more about it.
    It's got a lingering smell but so strong as durian. You have a nice day too!

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  16. Dear Cheah!!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! The steps are simple and easy to follow. The cempedak cake I baked today was a success! This is my second time baking after so long. But your picture & recipe got me going... Thanks a bunch 😉

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    1. You're more than welcome and I'm glad that you like this recipe!

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