Did you know that you can bake a fluffy and moist castella with just four ingredients? Not only that, but you can also make it gluten-free by using rice flour. Enjoy this delicious, allergy-free Japanese cake!
Nutrition per Serving
- 2 Egg
- 1.76 oz Rice flour
- 1.41 oz Sugar
- 0.71 oz Honey
- Prepare a loaf pan (7 inches / 18cm)
- Pre-heat the oven at 356°F (180℃)
- Prepare hot water for warming (Step2&3)
- Place the parchment paper in a loaf pan
Crack eggs in a bowl and whisk with a hand mixer. Add sugar and keep whisking for 3 minutes while warming the bowl with hot water. Remove from the hot water bath once the batter reaches skin temperature. Whisk until the batter becomes like in the picture. It should fall in ribbons.
Warm the small bowl with the honey in a hot water bath, add a small amount of the batter from Step 2, and mix. Add the honey mixture to the bowl from Step 2 and whisk it.
Sift in rice flour and continue whisking for 30 seconds with a hand mixer.
Pour batter into the loaf pan and drop it from a height of 4 inches (10 cm) to release air bubbles. Spray water on the surface before baking it in the oven at 356°F (180℃) for 10 minutes. Continue baking at 320°F (160℃) for 20 minutes.
*Spray water over the surface of the batter, and the air bubbles on the surface will disappear and the cake will be baked moist.
Once done, remove the cake from the pan and let it cool. Wrap it tightly with a plastic wrap to prevent it from drying. Store in than fridge for 6 hours or more before eating. This will help the cake retain moisture.
- You can use wheat flour instead of rice flour, but the cake will no longer be gluten-free. Please be careful if you have allergies.
- When you add in rice flour, the batter will shrink at first, but this is normal. It will gradually become smoother.
- The longer you cool the cake, the more moist it will become.