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Cute & Easy Sushi Cake Recipe

These sushi look almost real, and the sushi cake recipe is really easy and yummy! We like that the cakes were not too sweet too! Will you be baking with your kids this weekend?

Whoever said that a sushi cake recipe is limited to the savory kind? We made some cute and yummy bakes that were perfect for tea time!

Recently, we learned to make our very own sushi cake at the Little Cookhouse, where both V and L did most of the mixing, cutting and decorating on their own! #proudmama

Read about this fun parent-and-child Sushi Cake baking class here:

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🍣🌈REVIEW + GIVEAWAY🌈🍣 . Just getting some shots of my future Master Chefs in action 👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳 • When I told V and L we were going for a baking class, they were super excited – I remember how V's face lit up! You know, it's always a ruckus to bake/cook together at home. BUT! Who knew that Mr. 3yo could mix, sift, pour and decorate his own 🍣 sushi cakes? With minimal help from the patient instructors from @littlecookhouse, Jean and Yock Song, both V and L spent 1.5hrs getting busy while I was mostly enjoying the sight 😍 • Instructor Jean was an ex-Primary school teacher and she believes in engaging in age-appropriate Montessori-based activities during each bake+cook session. Our session was Japan-themed, and the kids partook in preparing sushi cakes. While waiting for the cakes to be ready, we learned some fun facts about Japanese culture and folded an origami 👑 before decorating their bakes. We were told to bring a container to keep the excess (not-too-sweet😋) cakes – but we didn't use it 'cos they were GONE in no time!🤣 • it was good learning together as Lynn @raisingfaith.dan and I discovered that our boys could actually not make a mess in the kitchen 🤣 Hayley took matters into her own hands so Xinci @xincilovesyou was free for abit 😆 Elise was happily mixing and decorating, while our youngest friend, Emmett had some help from Jamie @bibimbubs. Are we 1 step closer to having homecooked meals by our kids? keke! • 🔔🔔DISCOUNT CODE: Use <myfirsttrial> for 5% off any class. 1st time participants only. Expires 30 Sept 2019. • Ready for some baking fun with your 3 – 12yo kids? TWO families will WIN a 1 parent + 1 child pass each! • 📢To join📢 . ✅FOLLOW @deedeedee13 & @littlecookhouse ✅LIKE this post + comment by telling me which class you'd like to go for in July. Do TAG at least 3 friends! (1 tag per comment) . 💝💝Get extra chances by sharing on #IGstories &/or reposting on your IG feed. Tag @deedeedee13 so I'll know! • T&Cs: Contest ends 12 Jul, 2359 & is opened to families in SG. Winners’ passes are valid till 31 Aug 2019 & winners can choose any class from Jul – Aug. 💪🏼 Good luck! #THPperks • 📌Visit for class schedules!

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The lovely team at the Little Cookhouse has also kindly shared the Sushi Cake recipe, which we really like because the cakes turned out soft and fluffy. Most importantly, they weren’t too sweet, which is great because most recipes online require tweaking of the sugar levels which can be diabetic-inducing if we don’t cut down on that.

The ingredients are also easily available at the supermarkets or Phoon Huat, which has a plethora of baking needs. Have fun trying out this sushi cake recipe with your kids!

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Cute and yummy sushi cake recipe for families to try at home! Thanks to Little Cookhouse! :)

Cute and Easy Sushi Cake Recipe


37.5g Butter
50g Castor Sugar
1/2 large Egg
62.5g Cake flour
A little Baking Soda
1/2 + 1/8 tsp Baking Powder
42.5g Canola Oil
50ml Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

For decoration:

Piping Gel
Jelly tadpoles
Cocoa crepes for seaweed – crepes recipe here

Method for sushi cake recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and mix well.
  3. Add in oil and mix well. Sift in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. Pour in milk and mix until combined.
  5. Fill cake batter into 3 baking liners and bake for 18 min (or until slightly golden brown).
  6. Leave cakes to cool before cutting out the desired shapes and decorate accordingly.

For decorating your sushi cake:

Chocolates were used to create the egg omelette sushi (tamago sushi) and prawn sushi (ebi sushi). Jelly tadpoles were used to create the fish roe sushi (tobiko sushi).

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Guess what these are? Cocoa crepes that look like seaweed, that’s part of the sushi cake recipe we tried!

Cocoa crepes were used to create those lookalike seaweeds that are used to wrap around each sushi cake. Crepes are soft and fold easily to go around the small cakes, and are held in place with cream to stick them at the end. Cook them in advance and allow the crepes to cool, and cut into desired strips. Thickness of crepe strips coincides with the height of the cake cut out.


  • Sushi seaweeds were made of cocoa crepes which Little Cookhouse prepared in advance. Feel free to replace with actual seaweed, though it’d add a saltish taste to those sushi cakes :P

A big ‘Thank you!’ to instructor Jean and Yock Soon for patiently guiding our children at the Sushi Cake baking class, and for sharing this kid-friendly recipe! Check out their Montessori-based, thematic baking classes in Singapore that are developed for children 3 – 12 years old!

Do try this simple and fun sushi cake recipe with your kids at home! Share photos with us if you do, okay? :)

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