What’s with the hype of the Castella Cake?!

By October 16, 2017Local Life

TL;DR – Battle of the cakes.

Castella cakes (or “Kasutera” in Japanese) are light sponge cakes made of sugar, flour, eggs, and starch syrup. Originating from Nagasaki, Japan, a castella cake is usually baked in a wooden tray, instead of the usual metal baking tray, to retain moisture. It is also usually baked for 90 minutes, with some adding honey in the batter.

The Taiwanese-style cakes have been the one hitting our shores instead. Same, same but different? The Taiwanese-style castella cake is lighter and fluffier they are baked for 80 minutes instead. The eggs used are also usually separated – the whites are whipped to a fluffy meringue, while the egg yolks are mixed with flour to form a batter, making it more like a chiffon cake with a distinct egg and milk aroma!

Want to give this fluffy and pillow-ish cake a try?

Here is the list of bakeries selling this confection in Singapore – be prepared to queue though!

1. Original Cake

Flavours: Original ($11.50), Golden Cheese ($13.50), Frozen Chocolate ($16.50)
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, #02-24 Westgate Jurong, Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10am – 10pm

2. Le Castella

Flavours: Original ($9.90), Cheese ($11.90)
Address: 10 Tampines Central 1, #B1-32 Tampines 1, Singapore 529536
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11am – 10pm

3. Ah Mah Homemade Cake

Flavours: Original ($8), Cheese ($11)
Bukit Panjang Plaza
1 Jelebu Road, #01-18 Bukit Panjang Plaza, Singapore 677743

Vivo City
1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-K7 Vivo City, Singapore 098585

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10am – 10pm

4. BreadTalk

Flavours: Salted Egg Yolk (aka Pong Pong Cake, $8.80)
Causeway Point
1 Woodlands Square, #01-34 Causeway Point, Singapore 738099

Chinatown Point
133 New Bridge Road, #01-27/28 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Novena Square
238 Thomson Road, #01-26 Novena Square, Singapore 307683
290 Orchard Road, #B1-11/12 Paragon, Singapore 238859
Toa Payoh HDB Hub
530 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #01-04 HDB Hub, Singapore 310530
1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-34 VivoCity, Singapore 098585

3 Gateway Drive, #02-03 Westgate, Singapore 608532

Opening Hours: Varies as per outlet

5. Antoinette

Flavours: Original ($9.90), Cheese ($11.90)
Penhas Road
30 Penhas Road, Singapore 208188

Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Road, #02-33/34 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11am – 10pm


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