Project: Japanese dark pearl chiffon & rosewater icing


A week ago was Fathers Day! I hope you all treated the old man warmly c: As you might know, I baked papa a cake! We also went out for a nice meal at a restaurant, like we always do with these kind of holidays.

Personally, I think making food to someone is a great gesture. I like to spoil people with food c: This Japanese dark pearl chiffon cake with rosewater creamcheese icing sure spoiled my papa! I don’t know why it’s Japanese nor it’s a pearl chiffon cake, but it taste like chocolate cake.

Anyway, care out to try it?


Vorige week was het alweer Vaderdag. Heeft iedereen zijn/haar papa verwend? Zoals u wellicht weet, bakte ik een cake voor paps. We gingen ook nog een hapje eten bij een restaurant, zoals we dat vaker doen met zulke feestdagen…

Eten klaarmaken voor een ander vind ik persoonlijk een mooi gebaar. Ben een ‘people pleasure’. Deze Japanse dark pearl chiffon cake met rozenwater creamcheese heeft mijn papa goed verwend! Ik weet niet precies wat er zo typisch ‘Japans’ aan is maar goed, hij smaakte lekker! Net als chocolade cake c:

Hoe dan ook, ik hoop dat je mn receptje uitprobeer!

Da Recipe:: 3 eggs (separated), 35 gr. neutral oil, 50 ml milk, 80 gr. melted dark chocolate, 15 gr. cacao powder, 35 gr. cake flour, ¼ tsp. baking powder, 3 tbsp. sugar, pinch of salt, 1 tsp. instant coffee
 rosewater icing: 100 gr. cream cheese (room temp.), 125 gr. icing sugar, 1 tbsp. rose water, 1 drop pink food coloring (optional)
A bit of coffee involved, this actually increase the chocolate flavor c:

You can melt chocolate with a microwave but for some reason I always burn them :c 
Melting them on pan/bowl of hot water is 100% success. 

 Looks like a donut!

Da Steps:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 160°C. Solve the 1 tsp. of instant coffee in a cup with the 50 ml milk.  
  2. In a bowl goes the egg yolks, beat it lightly for a moment and drizzle in the oil while whisking.
  3. Add in the coffee-milk mixture in the yolks. Mix. Add in the melted dark chocolate. Mix. 
  4. Add in the (sieved) stuff: cake flour, baking powder, cacao powder and salt into this egg mixture and mix! 
  5. In a new (tin) bowl: beat the eggwhites until stiff peaks with the 3 tbsp. sugar. 
  6. Once the eggwhites reached stiff peaks, scoop with a spatula the eggwhites into the chocolate/eggmixture and fold. 
  7. Pour the chocolate mixture now in a size 8 pan, and drop the pan for a 3 times to release the airbubbles in this chocolate mixture. 
  8. Bake for 45 min. in the oven. I have placed mine in the center rack.
  9. To check if the cake is baked well: poke the cake with a toothpick, and if the toothpick comes out clean (no wet dough) it's ready! Immediately place the cake pan upside down on a rack and let it cool down completely. 
  10. Now a tricky part, removing the cake from the pan. Use a knife a run it around on the inside of the pan + center core for a few time. Give it a few whacks perhaps until it come lose.
  11. Mix all the ingredients for the icing until smooth. Set aside in the fridge to set for 15 min. 
  12. Coat the cake generously with the icing. Also on the inside of the core! 
Good luck!


  1. Ohh ik kan wel uren naar die laatste gif kijken, het ziet er zo lekker uit! Mmmm... Binnenkort heb ik weer eens een feestje, dus misschien kan ik deze dan wel uitproberen! xx

  2. Lovely, it looks beautiful actually :d

  3. Another perfect recipe!! Looks delicious!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  4. OMG, I HAVE to make this soon!!! It looks so beautiful and soft and I will be adding a bit more coffee! Such a great recipe, I'd have never thought of rose water for the icing but I can imagine the lovely scent! Great recipe dear!

  5. Hij ziet er zo goddelijk uit en dan dat gifje oh my god! Jummieee!
    Liefs, Tessa

  6. wow,looked really delicious!! your father is a lucky one. i did celebrated father's day with my dad and mum..i would just called it parent's day..both of them were happy that their children were with them on this special day..

    xo josephine c.

  7. OMG that cake looks so amazing ! And the gif... *-* Could you do a tutorial on how you make the gifs ? thanks xx

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  8. Rosewater Creamcheese Icing + Chocolate = <3
    As the queen of delicious and mouth-watering Gifs you always know how to encourage your readers to try your recipes on their own o(^__^)o!

    xoxo from Germany
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  9. aah this looks so good! the gif makes it look so tasty and amazing

    from helen at

  10. HONGER! ik wil ook een stukje.

  11. That's looks deadly delicious. I absolutely adore rosewater. Awesome mix with chocolate. Must try it.

  12. Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
    Wow, the rosewater icing looks incredible!

    Have a great day,

  13. so gorgeous!! yes, cooking for someone is a real gesture of love in my opinion :) lucky dad! x

  14. Ohhh dit ziet er zo lekker uit!! En wat een prachtige foto's heb je er ook van gemaakt! Ik vind jou blog erg mooi, en zulke leuke dingen allemaal! XXX Liefs, Florentine

  15. Love this! I love the colour of the icing, it's so pretty and looks really tasty too.

  16. This looks so delicious! And ooo I didn't know that coffee makes the taste of chocolate stronger, thanks for sharing that tip :)

  17. Dat ziet er echt heerlijk uit!

  18. Aww, it's yum perfection! I want to try it!

  19. Yum! They look delicious and I love the colours too

    Katrina Sophia Blog

  20. looks so delicious. making someone food is definitely one of the most nicest gestures and gifts out there.

  21. ohh this looks delicious! I didn't know that coffee and chocolate would be a good combo hehe. The colors of this cake are really pretty and ohh I love that last animation! =)

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