Everyday cake:Tami-pan Cake

by 田草川(たくさがわ)かおる


Hi this is KK, Sushi Artist / Healthy Muffin Maker / Mum 🙂

Thank you for visiting my blog.


When you are a mum, you have to cook for your family everyday, from breakfast to lunch to dinner, and even snacks. Although most things could be bought off the shelves, I still prefer to cook for my family, especially for Yumi because I want to know what goes into her body.



This round cake is called Tami-pan cake.

 Yumi calls it “HOT-CAKE” because she usually eats it while it’s hot, and we make it almost everyday for her to eat.


It is so simple to make this, 50g flour, 1 egg, 3-4 Tablespoon milk, 1 Tablespoon maple syrup. This is the basic ingredients. You mix, pour, put it over stove and cook for 8min. Done.


So simple, I let Yumi do most of the cooking (I only put it on the stove and take if off the stove). You can enjoy variations of this, adding cocoa, banana, apples, carrots, changing maple syrup to honey, taking out eggs and milk, putting in soy.

I am experimenting everyday to find the perfect combination  using flour from here.

It’s funny because simple things needs perfect combination to get it right. And the recipe included in the pan was for Japanese flours, and it’s a bit different here.


This Tami-pan cake is just the right size to make a simple decoration cake to bring over to a friend.

The cake takes 8min to cook, 5 min to cool, and 3 min to decorate with 100g whipped cream.

Can be made anytime to take it to a friends place.


The cake tin is made from cast iron cookware, a traditional cookware from Japan. It is heavy, but easy to handle and so easy to use 🙂 Should get my next batch ready for today’s snack!

One Comment to “Everyday cake:Tami-pan Cake”

  1. Hi , thanks for an interesting blog. I just bought the tami pan on a recent trip to Japan. Unfortunately, I can’t read Japanese and was unable to try the recipes that were included in the leaflet. Other than the hot cake, what other things have you made using the tami pan? Could you share them. Have you made bread using the pan? Thank you.

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