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Japanese Cake: Dorayaki-Basic Recipe/ Recette de Dorayaki

Dorayaki (どら焼き, どらやき, 銅鑼焼き, ドラ焼き) is a type of Japanese confection which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella wrapped around a filling of sweet red bean paste.

It has been made popular by the famous manga character, Doraemon.

Here is a simple recipe that will please children and adults alike!

Japanese Cake: Dorayaki!


Eggs: 2
Sugar: 100 g
Honey: 1+1/2 tablespoons
Salad oil: 1 tablespoon
Mirin/sweet sake: 1 tablespoon
Sodium bicarbonate: 1/3 teaspoon
Flour: 150 g
Water: 40~60 cc/ml

-Salad oil for cooking

-Sweetmeats/Anko/Bean jam:
300 g: (50 g per dorayaki)Look HERE for basic recipe!


-Use a hand whisker instead of an electric whisker/blender as overmixing will achieve poor results!
Respect the order of the ingredients!
Beat the eggs and add the sugar. Mix until the mixture whitens.
Add the honey and mix until it has completely nblended in.
Add oil and mix.
Add bicarbonate sodium and mix.
Add mirin and mix.

-Add half of flour and mix well.
Add other half and mix well.

-Add water and mix. The amount of water might vary with the kind of flour.

-Heat a frypan over a medium fire first.
take frypan off fire.
Lower fire.
Once the frypan has cooled down bring over the fire again.
Wipe it with a kitchen paper soaked with salad oil.
Wipe off excess oil if necessary.

-Pour pancake mixture. Bear in mind that the size of the panckes must be the same. The amount, whatever it is must be the same. Choose your ladle/spoon well beforehand!

-Cover with lid.

-When bubbles have appeared across the surface turn the pancake over.

-The very minimum of oil will garantee an even cooking!

-Too much oil and your pancake will have that look!

Sandwich sweetmeats/anko between two pancakes and serve hot.

Once cooled down you may deep-freeze them wrapped in cellophane paper.

A perfect look!




Le Dorayaki (どら焼き, どらやき, 銅鑼焼き, ドラ焼き) est une pâtisserie japonaise constituée de deux petits pancakes ou galettes à base de castella pressées autour d’une garniture de pâte de haricots rouges sucrés.

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La popularité de ces friandises a beaucoup à voir avec Doraemon, le personnage de dessin animé, mais la curiosité des occidentaux pour la pâte de haricots rouge est aussi en hausse suite à la meilleure connaissance du Japon, ou bien grâce à des films tels que les délices de Tokyo.

Voici une recette simple pour les petits et les grands !

INGREDIENTS: Pour six personne

— Pour faire la galette :
Oeufs: 2
Sucre: 100 g
Miel: 1.5 cuillère à soupe
Une cuillère à soupe d’huile d’olive
Une cuillère à soupe de mirin ou de saké sucré
Un tiers de cuillère à café de bicarbonate de soude
Farine: 150 g
Eau : 40~60 ml

Et bien sûr de l’huile pour cuisiner !

Ensuite la mixture : 300 gramme de confiture de haricots rouges (50 par galette)

Nous avons aussi une recette de cette fameuse confiture de haricots, mais en anglais ! HERE la traduction arrive !


Avec un fouet manuel (un électrique vous ferait plutôt des dégâts) et tout en respectant l’ordre suivant :

  1. Battez les oeufs et mettez le sucre. Battez jusqu’à ce que le mélange devienne plus blanc.
  2. Ajoutez le miel jusqu’à ce qu’il soit parfaitement mélangé et intégré.
  3. Mettez l’huile et mélangez à nouveau
  4. Ajoutez le bicarbonate de soude, mélangez
  5. Enfin ajoutez le mirin et continuez à mélanger.

-Mettez ensuite la moitié de la farine et mélangez
– Puis l’autre moitié et mélangez encore

-Pour l’ajout d’eau qui doit intervenir à ce moment, cela dépend un peu de votre farine, il va falloir expérimenter.

Etape suivante !

  1. Chauffez une poême à feu moyen pour commencer
  2. Retirez-la du feu
  3. Réglez à feu doux
  4. Une fois que la poêle a refroidi remettez la sur le feu
  5. Essuyez avec du sopalin humecté d’huile

-Il est venu le moment de mettre le mélange dans la poêle, gardez en tête que leur taille doit être de la même taille pour tous, donc choisissez votre louche à l’avance !

-Mettez le couvercle !

Quand des bulles se forment il est temps de retourner le pancake !

Le minimum d’huile garantira une cuisson uniforme!

Ce résultat indique que vous avez mis trop d’huile !

Tartinez ensuite de la confiture de haricots rouges, comme un sandwich et voilà ! Vous pouvez les congeler sans problèmes une fois refroidis.

Miam !


  1. Dorayaki – DRAMA HUNTER

    […] Dorayaki is a sweet Japanese snack that looks like a big round sandwich. It consists of two very fluffy pancakes with anko paste (sweet red bean paste). These pancakes are a little different from American version. Japanese dorayaki are much more fluffy, almost like sponge cake and contain honey, which gently changes their taste. Dough preparation and cooking must be done strictly according to the recipe. The pancakes should be as equal as possible to make them look good when folded. My kids love dorayaki, especially when served with chocolate cream. One big dorayaki will surely satisfy a big sweet hunger. Oryginal recipe: […]

  2. alankrit

    Amazing! Recipe I love it very much 😊😊🍰🍮🍫

  3. Mrs.Chiu

    I just made these gluten free and thought id post my recipe:
    75g Kroger Organic GF all purpose baking mix (think pancake mix)
    2 large eggs (3.5 oz.)
    40g sugar
    2 pinches sea salt
    1 T. Veg. Oil
    1 T. Karo corn syrup (could use honey or agave)
    30 ml cold water

    Same directions as above. Really great texture and taste, i did reduce sugar a bit.

    I will make again. My daughter loves these!
    Mrs. Chiu

    1. dragonlife

      Great idea, indeed!

  4. Dancer

    Thank you so much for this recipe and instructions; I made these today using gluten free flour and I had to fiddle around with the quantities a bit but eventually got the consistency right! GF versions of most things are often a little different (tosay the least!) and I expect a Japanese person would find my version unacceptable but we really enjoyed them; this recipe is so much better than the typical drop pancake recipe I find most westerners use which is dry.
    One thing though; surely there should be soy or tamari sauce in the ingredients? I added a teaspoon and also some Mirrin and it made the dorayaki taste divine!

    1. dragonlife

      Well done, my friend! There is no soy or tamari sauce involved though as this is exclusively a dessert in Japan!

  5. nishtha

    What can be used instead of egg

    1. dragonlife

      Tough question as this is a pancake!

    2. Adf

      use baking soda and baking powder

  6. Rahul singh

    I love in dorayaki cake.i am asking a any shope in dorayaki cake in ikolkata

    1. dragonlife

      I don’t know if they make them in India but department stores selling Japanese products might have them! Better make them yourself!

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