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    The 25 BEST Japanese Desserts

    If you’re searching for something sweet to finish your sushi night, you’ve come to the right place!

    This collection of amazing Japanese Desserts has a huge variety of unique treats from the Land of the Rising Sun.

    You’ll find exotic twists on some of your favorites like cookies and ice cream, as well as some totally regional goodies that are sure to astound your taste buds.

    Go through this whole list of easy and delicious Japanese desserts, you’re sure to find some new favorites!

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    The Best Japanese Desserts:

    1. Matcha Mille Crepe Cake

    We are beginning this excellent list of Japanese Desserts with a classic Matcha Mille Crepe Cake recipe!

    It’s a super combination of French pastry with a Japanese flavor twist that everyone will love. These pretty-looking thin layers of crepes taste absolutely divine…

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook

    2. Castella Pudding Cake

    Try to make a cute little Castella Pudding Cake at home with this easy recipe! This Japanese dessert is basically a combination of two desserts, a castella sponge cake and custard pudding.

    It pairs great with caramel sauce and creates a superb dessert that you all will enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ chopstickchronicles

    3. Strawberry Matcha Roll Cake

    Guys, this spring make yourself the best Strawberry Matcha Roll Cake! This elegant matcha flavored cake is is rolled up with whipped cream and strawberries.

    You are going to love this simple but delicious cake that gets ready in just 30 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ sweetandsavorybyshinee

    4. Japanese Pancakes

    Make Japan’s popular Soufflé Pancakes at home with this fantastic recipe! They are super soft, light, fluffy, and taste absolutely delightful.

    They do take some effort to make, but we bet they will be worth it.

    Get the Recipe @ kirbiecravings

    5. Purin

    Purin is a famous Japanese Custard Pudding that is absolutely easy to make, and tastes extremely delicious.

    Make your family this amazing Japanese treat and impress everyone.

    Get the Recipe @ chopstickchronicles

    6. Japanese Cheesecake

    Cheesecake lovers, try this awesome Japanese Cheesecake that you will fall in love with! It’s fluffy, airy, light, and super jiggly.

    Dress it up with assorted berries for extra punch, and simply enjoy this version of cheesecake.

    Get the Recipe @ foxyfolksy

    7. Mochi Ice Cream

    Looking for a bite-size dessert that’s delicious and easy? Then look no further than this Mochi Ice Cream recipe!

    This Japanese delight is soft chewy rice cake with ice cream in the center, making the perfect bite-sized treat, that taste extremely delicious and satisfying.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    8. Miso Butter Cookies

    Give your beloved cookie a Japanese makeover with these Miso Butter Cookies! This stunning cookie is just too good. It’s perfectly crisp, buttery and it just melts in your mouth.

    You need only 7 pantry staple ingredients to make these amazing cookies, which have a great sweet and salty taste.

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook

    9. Japanese Strawberry Cake

    Want to make a bakery-style cake at home? Then do try this Japanese Strawberry Cake recipe, and thank us later!

    You are going to totally love this amazingly fluffy cake with light cream frosting and fresh strawberries. A perfect cake to make your special events even more special…

    Get the Recipe @ omnivorescookbook

    10. Hanami Dango

    Trying to make a simple, yet different dessert for your family and friends? Then make this super simple and super chewy and tender dessert, Hanami Dango!

    It needs only 3 ingredients to make this popular Japanese dessert. It is going to be the winning dessert of the night.

    Get the Recipe @ okonomikitchen

    11. Taiyaki 

    Taiyaki is the best street food in Japan, which is actually a fish-shaped cake with sweet red bean stuffing.

    This recipe will guide you on exactly how to make a perfect Taiyaki at home. Just follow these simple tips and tricks and make the best Taiyaki.

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook

    12. Dorayaki

    Do you remember Doraemon and his famous pancake? if yes, then you can make a popular pancake Dorayaki at home, and impress your kids.

    It’s made by sandwiching two pancakes and filling them in between red bean paste to make this delicious classic Japanese confectionery. Upgrade your pancakes by making this Dorayaki…

    Get the Recipe @ pickledplum

    13. Castella

    Here’s a very famous Japanese Sponge Cake, known as Castella, that is extremely simple to make and tastes out of this world delicious.

    This classic sponge cake is very sweet, and the texture is just amazing. A great easy and tasty twist on your regular sponge cake.

    Get the Recipe @ princessbamboo

    14. Shibuya Honey Toast

    Now, this Shibuya Honey Toast is something. A gourmet-style dessert that tastes heavenly and looks too tempting!

    This recipe creates the ultimate Japanese dessert that has almost everything you love. So just enjoy this superb dessert with your loved ones.

    Get the Recipe @ baketotheroots

    15. Melon Pan 

    Melon Pan is a traditional Japanese sweet bread that is very common in Japan. You will love this version, which is covered in a thin layer of crispy biscuits with a line pattern atop.

    This amazing recipe will show you exactly how it’s made, so learn and try to make it.

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook

    16. Cream Pan-Japanese Custard Filled Cream Buns

    If you are a fan of cream bread, then these Cream and Japanese Custard Filled Cream Buns will become your favorite for sure!

    These perfectly baked golden buns are filled with super delicious custard that tastes just sensational. So make this snack any time when you crave something easy and tasty.

    Get the Recipe @ ruchikrandhap

    17. Anmitsu

    This summer, treat your family and friends with this dazzling Anmitsu, a classy Japanese dessert!

    This bowl dessert is loaded with great ingredients that go just perfectly with each other, like Kanten jelly, summery fresh fruits, green tea ice cream, red bean paste, and topped with black sugar syrup. Try it and experience it…

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook

    18. Japanese Chiffon Cake

    Make this Japanese version of cake, which you all will enjoy… Chiffon Cake! This cake’s texture is super unique. It’s soft, light, and fluffy, plus it is really very simple to make.

    Get the Recipe @ chopstickchronicles

    19. Daifuku Mochi 

    Searching for a last-minute dessert that is easy to make and super delicious? Then try this 5 ingredients and 5 minute recipe that will really astonish everyone.

    This Japanese delight will be a hit with your guests.

    Get the Recipe @ wandercooks

    20. Anko

    Anko is made with sweet red bean paste that taste just amazing. Try it, and you can make many delicious varieties of sweets.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetinjapan

    21. Matcha Tiramisu

    Give your classic tiramisu a break, and try the new style with this easy Matcha Tiramisu recipe!

    This is a delicious and amazing twist you all will simply love, so relish this dessert with your loved ones.

    Get the Recipe @ thelittleepicurean

    22.  Matcha Ice Cream 

    If you love unique flavors, you have to try this Macha Ice Cream. This classic Japanese favorite is super rich, creamy, and super flavorful, made with high-quality powdered tea leaves.

    Amazingly easy to make, and sure to satisfy your sweet cravings.

    Get the Recipe @ beyondthenoms

    23. Fruit & Candy Sushi

    Did you ever try dessert sushi? If not, then this Fruit and Candy Sushi recipe will win your and your family’s hearts.

    It’s made with rice krispies, fruits, and your favorite candies. Your kids will simply devour this sushi for sure. It’s a super customizable dessert that you will really enjoy making.

    Get the Recipe @ luriaco

    24. Miso & Black Sesame Seeds Cookies

    Miso and Black Sesame Seeds Cookies are very famous in Japan! You will love this unique style of cookie.

    Get the Recipe @ vforveggy

    25. Raindrop Cake

    We are wrapping up this delicious list of Japanese Desserts with the best, the most unique, and well-known Raindrop Cake!

    This recipe looks intimidating, but it’s very simple to make. It’s a light, low-calorie, and refreshing dessert that is a must-try.

    Get the Recipe @ kirbiecravings

    So many different Japanese desserts to try! Which one will you make first?

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    25 BEST Japanese Desserts

    This collection of easy traditional Japanese Desserts will give you plenty of great ways to finish your sushi nights.


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