Japan is pretty much murdering every other country in the cake and pastry department. And now, Japanese bakeries are making “ramen cake” (ラーメンケーキ), which is cake that’s shaped like everyone’s favorite Japanese noodle dish. Kotaku reports that today, the dessert was featured on Yahoo! Japan, and the website Pouch provided readers with an instructional video on how to make a ramen cake at home. Kotaku talks about the ingredients and make up of a ramen cake:
While “ramen cakes” haven’t gone mainstream in Japan just yet, they are becoming more and more popular. And ramen isn’t the only savory dish that’s sold in pastry form in Japan, there are also pastries made to look like unagi (eel), desserts that looks like a rice omelette, and soba and chawanmushi (egg custard) in cake form. It’s a truly crazy world of Japanese pastry out there.
Here’s an instructional video on how to make ramen cake at home: