First off, I am sorry that my posts have been so far and in-between. I have not neglected you my dedicated and very loved peeps! The heat index here has been near and over 120°F so the last thing I have been wanting to do is cook or bake. Also, this month just flew by and before I knew it my phone was beeping at me telling me that the Daring Bakers challenge was due in a few days and I lucked out with this weekend off of work, so I set to it.
Japanese Christmas Cake, Anime Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Cream Cake, whatever you call it, it is amazing. Simple and delicious, sweet and tart, I can go on and on about this recipe. I like many others searched for this cake because I always see it enjoyed in anime’s yet never knew the name. All I knew was, while watching anime’s the characters enjoy this lovely layered cake with strawberries and cream. It looks like perfection, so elegant looking yet simple and delicious. I found the name of the cake, largely in part to anime fansites, so I went on a hunt. I wanted to keep it on the Japanese side, so I went with the japanese style of this cake from the sponge, to the trick to thickening the whipping cream, by using agar agar.