This Rainbow Cake From Japan Is Not Only Beautiful To Look At But Incredibly Easy To Make As Well

While stuck in quarantine, I’m eating way too much-frozen food. So my cooking skills are getting rusty. If you’re stuck in a similar situation and want to up your chef’s game, there’s a perfect dish we can make together. The Internet calls it the Japanese rainbow milk gelatin cake.

Don’t let its colorful looks scare you off, though. This absolutely gorgeous dessert from Twitter user Tsunewaak can be done in a half an hour or so and requires only a handful of ingredients.

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The English recipe was provided by the Japanese news blog SoraNews24. You will need:

● Kanten (a.k.a. agar powder, available at any Asian market);

● Water;

● Granulated sugar;

● Milk;

● Shaved ice syrup (or fruit juice).

Step 1: In a pot, combine 4 grams (0.14 ounces) of agar powder, 150 milliliters (5.07 ounces) of water, and 60 grams (2.12 ounces) of granulated sugar. Heat the pot on the stove until the contents come to a boil, then turn off the heat.

Step 2: Stir 300 milliliters (10.14 ounces) of milk into the mixture. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill/harden into gelatin.

Step 3: In a separate pot, Repeat Step 1.

Step 4: Stir an additional 300 milliliters (10.14 ounces) of water into the second pot, plus 20 milliliters (0.68 ounces) of shaved ice syrup, the more brightly colored the better. Once again, put the mixture in the fridge to cool and solidify.

Step 5 (optional): Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for any additional colors you want to use.

Step 6: Once everything is nicely chilled (which should take about 30 minutes or so), take the mixtures out of the fridge. Cut the colorful syrup gelatin into small cubes and arrange them on top of the white milk gelatin, which will serve as the base.

You should end up with a sweet and creamy flavor and a jiggly texture that’s not what most people expect with milky desserts. Also, Tsunekawa said that if you want your dessert to be a little healthier or less sweet, you can replace fruit juice with shaved ice syrup.

All you have to do now is cut yourself a slice and enjoy!

Image credits: tsunekawa_

Image credits: tsunekawa_

People are already sharing photos of the beauties they ended up with after following the recipe

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And here’s what others said about it