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  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Butter Beans Brownie

    I often use ‘Beans’ to make sweets. Azuki (Red Bean) is an important ingredient for Japanese sweets. Butter Bean is more versatile. I have shared my ‘Butter Beans Chocolate Truffles’ recipe on this website. Using the same paste, I made this Brownie. It is gluten-free as I added no flour. Cake Tin 20cm Square Cake …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Coconut Cake

    ‘Sachi’s Coconut Cookies’ are supposed to be flat and crispy, but sometimes they turn rather round and soft. Those soft ones are actually quite popular. Then I have made it into a cake by adding more Eggs and Lemon Zest. If you love the Coconut Cookies, this cake is dangerously addictive to you. Cake Tin …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Lemon Cake

    Steaming is a brilliant way to make cakes. It makes the softest and moistest cakes. You don’t need any special equipments. I use a cake tin, but you can cook this cake in a heat-proof bowl, ramekins, mugs, baking-paper-lined bamboo basket or anything you can pour the cake mixture in. Makes 18cm OR smaller Round …

  • Cold Sweets

    Choc Ripple Log Cake

    This is an Australian favourite cake that even children can make themselves if they can whip cream. It’s so easy to make and I doubt if anyone needs a recipe, but here it is. I don’t know any substitutes for the Arnott’s Choc Ripple Biscuits, which are chocolate flavoured dry sweet biscuits. Makes 1 Log …

  • Cold Sweets

    Granita Biscuits & Cream Cheese Log Cake

    This cake is similar to ‘Choc Ripple Log Cake’, a famous Australian favourite cake that is so easy and even children can make themselves. This cake has a cheesecake flavour and is made with Granita Biscuits. Arnott’s Granita Biscuits are grainy sweet biscuits and great for cheesecake base. Other sweet biscuits that you might use …

  • Matcha Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Matcha Cake

    Steaming is not the popular method to make cakes in Australia. I have made cakes using different methods such as oven, steamer, frying pan and rice cooker, and I can say that the steamer makes the softest and moistest cakes. Today, to make this cake, I used a pot and a flat steamer rack, which …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Rice Cooker Chocolate Cake

    I still have no access to my oven in the kitchen that is under repair. Actually the repair work hasn’t started yet. So, I am making cakes using my rice cooker, which I found the easiest & most energy-efficient way to cook cakes. Not all cake recipes work well for rice cooker method, but this …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Rice Cooker Sponge Cake

    My kitchen is currently under repair and the oven is not accessible. I have been cooking in a bathroom using a small Induction hob. But, I can still make cakes using a steamer. Then I realised that my rice cooker has ‘Cake’ setting, which I have never used. I tried to make my hard-to-fail ‘Basic …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Sweet Potato Cakes

    When I was a child, my mother often made sweets using sweet potatoes. In those days, no one had the oven in their kitchen, so she used a steamer to make cakes. These ‘Steamed Sweet Potato Cakes’ taste different from what I used to eat in Japan, because Sweet Potatoes are different. I miss Japanese …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Mud Cake

    It was in Melbourne many years ago, I first came across this unbelievable cake. I could hardly finish one slice of the cake because it was so sweet and so rich, and the slice was enormous. It was a culture shock to me. I started baking Mud Cake for my son’s birthday because he always …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Piña Calada Cake

    ‘Piña Colada’ is a sweet cocktail made with Rum, Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk, and Pineapple Juice. I made this cake for my daughter’s 21st birthday on her request. This very alcoholic cake is only for grown-ups. You can make this cake without Rum, but it would be a Pineapple & Coconut Cake. Still delicious, …

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