Have you ever heard of a water cake? Probably not! I know I had no idea what this strange looking thing was? How on earth can this be called a cake? It’s crazy!
So what is it? It’s a clear and jiggly Japanese dessert that looks exactly like a huge drop of water.
This water mochi was first served and made popular by a confectionery in Yamanashi. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, now Twitter user mithiruka shared a pic of a clear water cake in the shape of a sleeping cat.
No one can quite believe their eyes as the photo was posted on Twitter on Sunday, and it’s gone viral in Japan since with over 23k likes and 19k retweets.
Just take a look at THIS!
If you want to make a water cake yourself, you’ll need water, sugar and Japanese agar powder.
Twitter user mithiruka shared a pic of a clear water cake…in the shape of a sleeping cat
And now Japanese Twitter users can’t stop sharing these pictures
You might remember the famous Japanese water cake in the form of a raindrop
But now the sleeping cat has just taken things to a whole new level.
This was the original cake, and although it doesn’t look like something you would want to eat, it is a visual masterpiece and I’ve heard it tastes pretty darn good, too.
Would you give this a go? Personally, I think it looks to good to eat, it’s a work of art! Don’t you think?
Mithiruka also shared this video to show that these cakes can come in many different shapes.
What do you think of this fascinating cake?
Want to know how to make your own?
Lucky for you, we’ve tracked down the perfect recipe!
This recipe makes 6-8 water cakes, but this will depend on the size of the mold you use.
- 250ml water
- 20g fine sugar
- 8g Japanese agar powder
- Small whisk
- Jelly mold
- Soak the pickled sakura flowers to remove the salt. Pat dry with kitchen paper napkins.
- Add agar powder and sugar in a small pot
- Pour in the water in 2-3 parts and whisk gently until there are no clumps of sugar or agar powder
- Bring to boil and simmer for 2-3mins. All this time, gently mixing. Tip: do not whisk too hard at this point as it may introduce too much bubbles into the mixture.
- Remove from heat and pour into round molds.The heat from the agar mixture will open up the flower petals.
- Chill for 3 hours.
- Remove the water mochi from the jelly mold and serve with kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup) and kinako (roast soybean powder). Tip: To remove the water mochi, I use a toothpick, wet it slightly and gently glide it around the sides before gently removing them.
- Note that these water mochi could melt after some 30-45mins at room temperature, so best to serve them fresh or keep chilled until required.
They are totally impressive and your guests will be amazed!
Feel free to SHARE this amazing article with your friends and family!