Japanese Christmas Cake Recipe

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Instead of the usual Christmas eve dinners, why not try a traditional Japanese Christmas eve dinner? Check out this traditional Japanese Christmas Cake recipe…

A Japanese Christmas

The Japanese just like every other nation love the holidays and contrary to popular belief, the Japanese love celebrating Christmas too and its in a very simple, uncomplicated and of cos special way.

For instance there is not much slaving over a hot stove and all you ladies who are tired of all the many troubles we go through, preparing our regular Christmas Eve dinner, well here are some pointers from the Japanese, they have a unique way of celebrating Christmas, that is definitely a break from the norm.

Now, If you would like to experience Christmas, the Japanese way… why not try these very simple tips.

The Traditional Japanese Christmas Eve Dinner

For starters, there can’t be Christmas without Christmas Eve, so we’ll start from the Traditional Japanese Christmas Eve Dinner and surprisingly, you don’t go to the kitchen, except to get the plates and eating utensils.

What I mean is that the Japanese, don’t bother with cooking Christmas Eve dinner like we do, they rather eat out and mind you not at some fancy restaurant but at home.

All they do is get a bucket of chicken and the whole family shares, did I hear you say not fancy enough? Well if you are tired of the gigantic turkeys, Ham or whatever gigantic slab of your usual Christmas fair and you wish for a "low cost" Christmas Eve dinner, that you would enjoy with family and loved ones, which also doesn’t involve too much washing up afterwords.

Then why not have a Japanese styled Christmas Eve Dinner, all you have to do is pop over to your local KFC or order your choice!

Japanese Christmas Cake Recipe

Now after your Fried chicken, its time for desert and what other sweet stuff, can make our day at Christmas, than a slice or more of some delicious Japanese Christmas Cake.

Japanese Christmas Cake is actually a sponge cake, that is topped with fruit and whipped cream, the Japanese just love to make this cake for Christmas, apparently its simplicity is a winner, not to mention that its delicious too.

Interested? Well you don’t need to get on the next flight to Japan, cos here is a recipe for a Traditional Japanese Christmas Cake.




To make our traditional Japanese Christmas Cake, first preheat your oven to about 350 degrees, next whisk your eggs in a bowl

Fill a larger bowl with hot water and place the bowl of whisked egg into the bowl of hot water, continue to whisk the egg as you slowly sprinkle some sugar into it.

When the mixture has a yellow color, slowly sift flour into the egg and mix lightly, next melt butter into another bowl and mix well with milk, add to the egg mixture and stir gently.

Then place waxing paper into a cake pan and pour the cake batter into the pan, bake for between 25 to 35 mins, later remove cake and let it cool, as cake is cooling, whip your cream in a bowl with sugar, then divide it into two and add your chopped fruit, such as strawberries, peaches or whatever fruit you prefer into one half of your whipped cream.

Now we get to the mouth watering part, when the cake is properly cooled, cut it in half preferably horizontal and spread the cream and fruit mixture, onto one of the slices, next place the other half of the cake, on top of the cake with the cream and fruit.

Next spread the other fruitless cream on top and all around the cake then decorate with any fruit of your choice. Finally your Japanese Christmas Cake is ready!

Simplicity with mouth smacking deliciousness, that’s the Traditional Japanese Christmas Cake for you, I hope to get delicious responses from you… enjoy!

Many thanks to jpstyle and Haruyuri for the photos.


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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
3rd Dec 2013 (#)

Good morning, joyalariwo; these look and sound delicious. I like the idea of take-out brought home and then a home-made sweet. I'll email my daughters with this suggestion as soon as I am finished commenting. :) ~Marilyn

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author avatar joyalariwo
3rd Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Marilyn for commenting, try these cakes and you won't be disappointed!

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author avatar Johnny Knox
3rd Dec 2013 (#)

Wow they all look so yummy and delicious!!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
3rd Dec 2013 (#)

yes how yummy ...almost too beautiful to eat...many thanks joyalariwo

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author avatar Michelle Stanley
3rd Dec 2013 (#)

Baking is one of the things I enjoy and these cakes look delicious. Your write was filled with humour, teasing the reader into trying a Japanese dinner tradition. I like that. Thanks Joyalriwo. Michelle

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Good job! My friends from Japan would think these came from their own homes and magazines. ;)

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