Homemade Raindrop Cakes Recipe

Raindrop cakes are a unique and delightful dessert originating from Japan. These transparent, jelly-like cakes are not only visually stunning but also wonderfully refreshing. Follow this simple recipe to create your own homemade raindrop cakes and enjoy their light and delicate taste, perfect for any occasion.


  • 1/2 cup of agar agar powder
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • Optional: food coloring or flavoring of your choice (e.g., vanilla extract, rose water, matcha powder)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the agar agar powder and water. Stir well to ensure the agar agar is fully dissolved.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring constantly to prevent clumping.
  3. Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes, continuing to stir occasionally.
  4. Add the sugar to the mixture and stir until completely dissolved. If you’re adding any food coloring or flavoring, this is the time to do so. Adjust the amount according to your preference.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly. Skim off any foam that may have formed on the surface.
  6. Carefully pour the mixture into raindrop cake molds or small spherical molds. Alternatively, you can use small bowls or cups lightly coated with cooking spray.
  7. Allow the cakes to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes, then transfer them to the refrigerator to set completely. This usually takes around 2-3 hours, but it’s best to leave them overnight for optimal texture.
  8. Once the cakes are fully set, gently remove them from the molds by running a knife around the edges and inverting them onto serving plates.
  9. Serve the raindrop cakes chilled, optionally garnished with fresh fruit, edible flowers, or a drizzle of honey for added flavor and decoration.
  10. Enjoy your homemade raindrop cakes as a delightful and refreshing treat, perfect for any rainy day or special occasion!

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