Sunday, May 1, 2011

Japanese Sponge Cake Mix...Made In The Microwave :)

I bet you've probably heard of microwave cakes, but have you heard of a microwave vanilla sponge cake? Well now you have! I was recently at Nijiya, a Japanese supermarket, when I spotted this little container. Isn't it the cutest thing? What really caught my eye was the characters saying moko moko (In red in the top left hand corner) which means fluffy and soft. I actually learned this word from my host sister. While I was shopping with my host sister in Japan, I came across the softest, fluffiest sweater, and she immediately said "moko moko!".

 Not only did it say "fluffy", but also very easy to make(totemo kantan). Plus, I could say I practiced my Japanese by reading the directions, which of course, were only in Japanese, but at least there were pictures just in case I messed up. Surprisingly, even if I did not read Japanese, I think I would have been able to make the cake just fine. All I needed to do was whisk and egg, add the cake mix, mix, then microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Easy peasy! But of course, sometimes the simplest things need tons of pictures, right? are some step by step pictures on making the easiest microwave sponge cake mix cake ever:

Ingredients: Vanilla cake mix and egg

 Step 1: Whisk egg
 Step 2: Add in cake mix
 Step 3: Whisk until combined
 Step 4: Microwave for 1 1/2 minute
 Yummy! ... and fluffy!


  1. Wow! This looks so fun! And yummy too ;) Now I want one!

  2. looks delicious haven't had like this

  3. No way, that looks just like the same texture as Japanese sponge cake! I'm jealous your japanese is that adavanced, I always see these but never want to try it since I cant read enough words... I need to find this one!

  4. Von: haha, thx! It was fun!

    Torviewtoroto: It was! You should try it!

    Lindselicious: Thx, my Japanese actually isn't that advanced, but I wish it was! (Then I could actually read the Japanese cookbooks I bought!)

  5. I recently bought one like this but it didn't come in a cup. It was really yummy and fluffy.


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