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  • 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, …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Cake

    These days in Japan, many people have an oven in their kitchen, but it is most likely bench-top oven, rather small and looks like a microwave. Home baking is still not very popular over there. When I was a child, no one had the oven. But my mother and grandmother used to make cakes. How? …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Basic Butter Cake

    This is a very easy ‘Just-Keep-Mixing-Well’ cake recipe. No technique is necessary, but make sure cake tin is well prepared and most importantly Butter, Eggs and Butter Milk are at room temperature. This cake will surely raise tall. Add flavour such as Vanilla or Rum. You can add Matcha powder or Cocoa powder to the …

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