Day: April 20, 2021

A plate of Japanese sponge cake, castella

Discover Castella, A Japanese Sponge Cake With a Delicious History

When you think of Japan and wagashi, the first images that spring to mind are mochi and all things anko. But there is a wagashi staple that can be confusing for most—Nagasaki’s Castella. It looks like your typical sponge cake, simple but delectable. It is great with black tea or coffee for a sweet snack at home. So how did Castella become a Japanese cake?

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