Fans of matcha and black sesame desserts would likely also appreciate a good hojicha sweet treat from time to time. The extra roasted Japanese green tea has become a popular flavour over the years, with more and more cafes and home bakers creating their unique renditions of hojicha bakes. From burnt cheesecake to swiss rolls and cream cakes, here are some of the best hojicha cakes in Singapore.
This tender moist cake by Creme Maison Bakery is infused with roasted Uji Hojicha, layered with house-cooked Hojicha jam & marshmallowy soft chrysanthemum mochi, and lastly crowned with a divine velvety smooth chrysanthemum panna cotta.
Lovers of hojicha, don’t miss out Nesuto’s seasonal cake, the Konichiwa Hōjicha. This lovely cake consists of hojicha ganache and hojicha chantilly in between layers of hojicha soufflé chiffon sponge cake, topped with hojicha tea specks. Enjoy a moist creamy cake with the rich, roasted hojicha flavour along with a hint of sweetness.
Hvala is a Japanese-style cafe specializing in curating matcha, hojicha and unique tea from various regions in Japan. Their Hojicha Yuzu Petit is made with hojicha rated in Wazuka Japan, and then roasted to Hvala’s specifications. Comprising hojicha mousse, hojicha sponge, yuzu curd and hazelnut feuilletine to result in a fragrant nuttiness and warm roasty aroma.
This soft hojicha cake with hojicha cream provides double the hojicha flavour, and with an extra white chocolate ball crunch to top it all off. Got a friend who's celebrating their 21st birthday? Or your parents celebrating their anniversary? This heavenly treat will double as both a birthday cake and an anniversary cake and it’s sure to be a hit amongst the guests!
Each cake from Janice Wong is a masterpiece, carefully curated to tantalize both the eyes and taste buds. The Hojicha Tea And Kinako Cake which consists of pistachio crispy, hojicha madelaine, kinaco cream, and hojicha mousse is an exquisite visual wonder perfect for a celebratory occasion.
Keong Saik Bakery is home to some of the best contemporary bakes and coffee the city has to offer, including the Houjicha Swiss Roll. You can taste the roasty hojicha right from your first bite, where its fragrance really punches through the soft fluffy sponge cake. For some extra creaminess and flavour, the cake is topped with hojicha ganache and further dusted with hojicha powder.
We’ve shared about Bakery Brera several times, but today we’re shining the spotlight specifically on the Hojicha Burnt Cheesecake. If you don’t like your houjicha flavour to come on too strongly, this yummy treat leans towards the sweeter side, but still enough of tea to differentiate from the average.
A masterpiece of light hojicha-infused sponge layered with precision, The Hojicha Botanic is adorned by matcha cream and boasts of the deep, earthy notes of green tea. This green jewel perfectly complements the vibrant tang of passionfruit, creating a harmonious balance of sweet and tangy. Adorned with delicate dried flowers, elevate your senses with this exquisite fusion of flavours and elegance.
This Roasted Black Sesame Hōjicha Cream Cake uses a light and soft black sesame-infused sponge layered with hōjicha ganache that carries a rich and smoky taste and finished with black sesame chantilly cream. An excellent contrast in taste, this nutty and roasty tea flavour with a hint of sweetness can be enjoyed anytime.
Here’s a Japanese rendition on the classic French chocolate cake; Au gateau Chococlat. This Hojicha Au Gateau is moist, rich and intensely flavoured by high-quality hojicha powder and white chocolate. Enjoy earthy and smokey notes from the roasted tea in this yummy baked treat that is not overly sweet!