Raindrop Cake: The Coolest Dessert You’ll Bite Into

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If you’ve ever wondered how it would be to taste a fresh snowflake or a raindrop on your tongue, this unique dessert from Japan will just make that fantasy come true, and quite deliciously at that!

The Mizu Shingen Mochi Cake or the Raindrop cake as it is popularly called is a dessert so delicate that it dissolves away within just 30 minutes of being served.

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According to Darren Wong, The creator of the Raindrop Cake, the cake reminds him of “that scene in A Bug’s Life where they drink water droplets off of leaves.”

What I personally find awesome is that this cake is vegan and uses less than 5 ingredients to make! Though the recipe of the cake is simple to follow but it may take a while to get it right. 

The Origins of the Cake

The Kinseiken Seika Company, a confectionery in Yamanashi, Japan is credited with the creation of this unique transparent cake. Originally, this dessert was made from the fresh water from the Japanse alps which was naturally so delicious that no other flavoring was needed.

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Meaning of Mizu Shingen Mochi

The word Mizu in Japanese means ‘water’, while Mochi is a kind of dessert made with glutinous rice flour. Lastly, Shingen Mochi is a trademarked dessert made by the Kinseiken Seika Company.

How to Serve It

The cake on its own tastes like a refreshing raindrop and it is typically served with Kuromitsu (black sugar syrup) and Kinako (roasted soybean powder) to add more layers of flavors to it.

How does it taste?

Well, don’t let the innocuous looks of Mizu Mochi make you think that it tastes bland like water. The Kuromitsu (black sugar syrup) and Kinako (soybean powder) are the main components that lend it taste. However when bitten into, this jiggly and squishy cake instantly collapses into refreshing water in your mouth – giving you the feeling that you just had a giant raindrop.

Curious to try it out this hard-to-explain cake? Check out this recipe below!



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Aparna Ghildiyal
I’m a true blue gypsy at heart. YES is my buzzword. Planning a travel adventure? You can always count me in. Treat me to good food, and you can be my friend forever. Fashion has been my guilty pleasure ever since I was a little girl who loved poring over the sparkling jewels and opulent gowns of Disney princesses. Keeping fit and showing love to my body is what keeps me feeling good. I LOVE those looooong discussions and stimulating experiences concerning spirituality, religion, and things beyond – the explorer in me is forever fascinated by these. A neuroscientist-turned-writer-turned-online marketer, my little 5-year-old career has seen me wearing multiple hats. In my world, there are no rules chiefly because I ain’t got no motivation to make or break ‘em.

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