7 Things You Must Know About Hokkaido Cake

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Hokkaido cake
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Traveling to Japan can give you a totally whole new experience. Of course, part of every foodie travelers is to taste what’s best in town. Hokkaido is rather extremely popular for delectable desserts such as cakes, cookies, muffins, chocolates, ice cream and much more. But, did you know that Hokkaido cake is not really from Japan?

1. Originated in Singapore and Malaysia, not Japan

Not much have been to the origin of Hokkaido cake but, one thing is for sure, it did not come from Japan. According to most, Hokkaido cake originated in Singapore and Malaysia. So, these cupcakes are also sold in these countries. Many people mistakenly think that Hokkaido cake is from Hokkaido, Japan.

2. Uses Hokkaido milk

This is the secret ingredient why Hokkaido’s desserts are just so yummy. Most, if not all, uses Hokkaido milk in baking or making desserts. Hokkaido milk is so special and so difficult to describe its exact taste. It is fresh, creamy and light at the same time, and very natural. It is readily sold everywhere in Hokkaido. The ones sold in bottles taste similar to the ones in the farm.

3. Cute Cupcakes

The Hokkaido chiffon cupcakes are so irresistible. It looks like a volcano with sparkles of snow on top and the lava oozes out. What’s making it cuter is the fact that you can choose to have a little design over your cupcakes. Or better yet, make use of lovely paper liners. Refrigerate before consuming the cupcakes.

4. Custard Cream fillings

These fillings simply bring the sweetest taste of the cupcakes. You may choose flavors of cream fillings such as strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, mocha, mango, banana, and much more. It surely depends on your preference of what flavor of the cupcakes you are baking today. These custard cream filings would really melt in your mouth.

5. Moist and Fluffy

Several people may have difficulty in achieving a perfectly moist and fluffy cupcake. Remember that every step in baking the cupcakes require focus. Follow your recipe your thoroughly especially with the exact measurements. Cupcakes would tend to sink with wrinkled tops when taken out of the oven. Just fill it with whipped cream, if this happens.

6. Slice of Fresh Fruit on Top

To add more color to your cupcake, you can definitely put any small slice of fruit on top of each cupcake. This will not only add beauty to your dessert but, it can also add flavor to the already delicious cupcake. You may add a slice of blueberry, strawberry, cherry, mango, kiwi or others.

7. Easy to find ingredients

baking ingredients
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One of the reasons why many are enticed to bake Hokkaido chiffon cupcakes is because the ingredients can easily be bought in the supermarkets. Ingredients include egg yolk, caster sugar, cake flour, milk, desired slice of fruit, egg white, dairy cream, and vanilla extract. Ingredients vary depending on the recipe you are following.

You’ll definitely enjoy baking!

Have a good trip and travel!

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