Castella Cake

Castella Cake

Castella Cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Tiume: 35minutes

Total Time: 1hour


  • 6 large eggs (at room temperature - very important!)
  • 200 g sugar (1 cup) 200 g bread flour (1 ½ cup + 2 Tbsp) (See Notes) 
  • 80 ml honey (⅓ cup) 2½ Tbsp water (warm)

Honey Mixture for Brushing Castella

  • 1 Tbsp honey 
  • ½ Tbsp water (warm)



Gather all the ingredients.

Cut parchment paper to fit the baking pans (See the video for this process).

Preheat oven to 320F (160C).

Sift the bread flour with the sifter or a fine-meshed strainer twice. Holding the handle with one hand and tapping the strainer gently with the other, the flour will gradually sift through the strainer.

Add 2½ Tbsp warm water to honey and whisk well.

Fit the mixer with the whisk attachment. Crack eggs into the bowl and vigorously whisk until combined.

Add the sugar.

Beat the eggs and sugar on high speed (Speed 10) for 5 minutes (See Notes).  The volume of the beaten eggs will increase about 4 times. The texture will be thick and the color will be pale yellow. When you stop the mixer and lift the whisk attachment, the mixture should fall in ribbons.

Add the honey mixture into the egg mixture and whisk on low speed (Speed 2) until combined, about 30 seconds.

Add the bread flour at three separate times: add 1/3 of the bread flour and whisk on low speed (Speed 2) for 15 seconds, then add more flour and whisk for 15 seconds. Add the last remaining portion and whisk until just combined for about 1 minute. Do not overmix.

Spray the loaf pans with oil and spread out evenly with pastry brush.

Put the parchment paper in the pans and make sure the paper sticks to the pans. If not, add oil and spread out evenly with a brush.

Using a skewer, draw a zigzag line to remove the air bubbles in the batter.

Level batter in each pan by holding pan 2-inches above counter dropping it flat onto counter. Do this several times to release air bubbles.

Bake at 320F (160C) on middle rack of oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean (See Notes). I bake for 35 minutes and keep my oven door ajar for a few minutes then I take out the cake. When done, cake sides will pull away from pan slightly; top will be flat and feel spongy when pressed with finger.

Mix 1 Tbsp honey and ½ Tbsp warm water in a bowl and apply the honey mixture on top of the cake with a pastry brush.

Place a sheet of plastic wrap on the counter top. Take out the cake from the pan to the plastic wrap, top facing down. Gently peel off parchment paper.

Immediately wrap the cake with plastic wrap to keep the moisture and while it's hot store in the refrigerator overnight (at least 12 hours), keeping the top side facing down. This will help the cake have more fine and moist texture.

To serve, slice off the sides of the cake with a sharp bread knife and cut into 3/4 to 1 inch thick slices (you get 7-8 slices total). It's better if you bring the cake to room temperature before serving. To save for later, wrap individual pieces with plastic wrap.  You can store at room temperature for up to 3-4 days, 5-7 days in refrigerator, and 1 month in freezer.

Castella Cake

Castella Cake

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