– Hello, culinary friends! This time we will discuss a very popular traditional Japanese cake, namely dorayaki. Who doesn’t know Doraemon, the cute robotic cat from the 22nd century? Well, dorayaki is his favorite cake which often appears in the cartoon series. The shape is like a pancake with sweet red bean paste filling in the middle. Unique and tempting, right?
No need to be confused, because today I will share the recipe and how to make easy and simple dorayaki. With this recipe, you can taste delicious traditional Japanese cake that will fill you up. Come on, let’s get straight to it!

Japanese cake dorayaki

Materials needed

Before starting, first prepare the ingredients needed to make dorayaki. It’s not complicated, you just need simple ingredients that are easy to find at the nearest shop.

For Dorayaki Dough:

  • – 100 grams of low protein wheat flour
  • – 1 egg
  • – 40 grams of granulated sugar
  • – 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • – 120 ml liquid milk
  • – 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • – A little oil for greasing
  • For the Red Bean Paste Filling:
  • – 100 grams of red beans, soak overnight
  • – 80 grams of granulated sugar
  • – 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • – 1/2 teaspoon white sesame seeds (optional)

How to Make Red Bean Paste Filling

Before making dorayaki dough, we first prepare the filling. This sticky and sweet red bean paste will give dorayaki a distinctive taste.

1. Boil the red beans that have been soaked overnight until soft. Drain and discard the cooking water.

2. Puree the red beans by blending or pounding them. If you want a slightly rough texture, you can also only grind it partially.

3. Transfer the mashed red beans to a pan, add granulated sugar and salt. Stir well.

4. Cook over low heat while continuing to stir until the sugar dissolves and the paste thickens. Don’t forget to add white sesame seeds (if you like) at the end.

5. Remove and cool the red bean paste. Can be used immediately or stored in a closed container in the refrigerator for later use.

How to Make Dorayaki Dough

Once the red bean paste filling is ready, now we can make the dorayaki dough. The process is quite easy and not complicated at all.

1. In a container, mix wheat flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well using a whisk or fork.

2. Add eggs and liquid milk to the flour mixture. Stir until the mixture is thick and no lumps of flour remain.

3. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a clean napkin and let it rest for 30 minutes so that the dough rises.

How to Cook Dorayaki

After the dough has risen, we can start cooking dorayaki. Make sure to use a flat, non-stick frying pan or you can also use a special dorayaki mold.

1. Heat a non-stick frying pan over low heat. Grease the surface of the pan with a little oil or margarine.

2. Pour about 1-2 tablespoons of dorayaki mixture into the pan. Let the dough rise and form small bubbles.

3. Once the bottom of the dorayaki is browned, flip it over using a spatula. cook the other part until cooked

4. Remove the dorayaki from the pan and place on a plate. Do the same steps with the remaining dough until you run out.

5. After the dorayaki is cooked, let it cool first before filling with red bean paste.

How to Assemble Dorayaki

Well, now is the time to assemble the dorayaki with the filling. The method is quite easy, but it requires a little patience and persistence.

1. Take one dorayaki, put about 1-2 tablespoons of red bean paste in the middle.

2. Cover with other dorayaki to form a sandwich. Press slightly so that the red bean paste blends with the dorayaki.

3. Do the same steps with the remaining dorayaki until finished.

4. Dorayaki is ready to be served and enjoyed!

Dorayaki Variations

Apart from red bean paste filling, you can also be creative with other fillings that are no less delicious. Some filling variations that you can try include:

  • – Strawberry jam or other fruit
  • – Melted chocolate paste or chocolate bars
  • – Cream cheese or custard
  • – Green beans or peanuts

You can also add sprinkles such as powdered sugar, peanut powder, or chocolate chips on top of the dorayaki to give it a more attractive finishing touch.

Tips and Tricks for Making Dorayaki

So that the dorayaki you make is perfect, here are some tips and tricks you can try:

  • – Use low protein wheat flour or key flour so that the dorayaki becomes soft and tender.
  • – Don’t stir the mixture for too long so that the dorayaki doesn’t become hard or tough.
  • – Set the stove fire so that it is not too high when cooking dorayaki, so that it doesn’t burn quickly.
  • – Use a filling that is not too runny so it doesn’t leak when eaten.
  • – Dorayaki can be stored in a closed container at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for a week.


So, that’s the recipe and how to make dorayaki, a traditional Japanese cake that is delicious and filling. By following the steps above, you can make dorayaki that is similar to those sold in Japanese shops.

Dorayaki is very suitable to be served as a snack or snack when relaxing. Apart from its delicious taste, dorayaki also has a unique and attractive appearance, especially for Doraemon lovers.

So, are you interested in trying to make your own Japanese cake dorayaki at home? This recipe is quite easy and