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Japanese Castella Cake


Japanese castella cake is a simple and fluffy cake that you can make with 4 ingredients! Let’s learn how to make it.


  • 3 Eggs
  • 70 g Sugar, 120ml
  • 2 ½ tablespoon Honey, 30g
  • 2 tablespoon Water
  • 200 g All-purpose flour, 400ml


  1. Prep: Preheat oven at 180C/356F. Place parchment paper on a square cake pan.
  2. Beat eggs: Put eggs and sugar in a large bowl, place it over a tray with hot water (or a double boiler), and beat using an electric mixer on high speed for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the mixture is thick.
  3. Add honey: Mix honey and water in a small bowl, add it to the large bowl and beat on low speed until combined.
  4. Add flour: Sift the all-purpose flour and stir with a spatula until combined.
  5. Bake at 180C/356F: Pour the batter into the cake pan, tap the pan a few times to break the air bubbles, and bake for 15 minutes at 180C/356F.
  6. Bake at 160C/320F: Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes at 160C/320F.
  7. Wrap: Let the cake cool, remove the parchment paper, wrap it in plastic wrap, turn it upside down and leave it for at least half a day before cutting.