Castella Cake – カステラ

You can’t go to Japan without having castella. Even if you tried to avoid it, it would find its way into your stomach somehow. But that’s not a bad thing since it’s quite light and really yummy. And today I’m going to show you how to make it from scratch!

What is Castella Cake?

Castella, pronounced kasutera in Japanese, is a Japanese confectionary (wagashi in Japanese) that hails from Portugal. It’s a simple sponge cake made with flour, eggs, sugar, and starch syrup, and baked in a rectangular mold. Nowadays castella can be found in different flavors such as honey, matcha, brown sugar, and chocolate.


Bread Flour Sugar Eggs Honey Water Salt


Start by preheating your oven to 320Fº (160Cº). Sift the flour into a bowl and set aside. Beat eggs with hand mixer. Add the sugar to the eggs and turn the speed to high. Add flour a little at a time and mix until combined. Bake 35-40 minutes. Brush top with mixture of honey and water. Wrap and let sit for 12 hours.





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