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YumeTwins’ Guide to Making Japan’s Halloween Cute Dessert Sweets!

By Bianca Bache
October 12, 2022

It’s time for some of Japan’s best Halloween cute desserts and sweets because Halloween is upon us, lovelies! That means super kawaii costumes, adorable limited-edition character outfits and of course–Halloween food!

In Japan, café chains, hotels, restaurants, bakeries and even convenience stores release special spooky Halloween-themed items!

These bewitching delicious goodies are limited-edition to Halloween, so they are often only available from mid-September to the beginning of November. To join in Japan’s Halloween festivities, here is YumeTwins’ ultimate guide to making your own delicious Halloween-themed cute desserts and sweets!

Halloween themed donuts like an orange jack-o-lantern pumpkin and a purple cyclops donut. Krispy Kreme Japan is famous for their Halloween cute dessert sweets!
Halloween-themed donuts can be found at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts and Ikea! Image via Shutterstock

Japan Halloween cute dessert sweets inspiration! 

As you prepare yourself for tasty fall food, Halloween is the perfect holiday to indulge in all of the tasty sweets! Shops and stores in Japan like Krispy Kreme, Starbucks Japan, Mister Donut, and Ikea all have a limited time selection of Halloween-themed food.

You will see specialty donuts crafted after all things that go bump in the night. Donuts like spooky jack-o-lanterns, all seeing eyeballs and mummified (black and white chocolate) black cats, fill the glass cabinets awaiting the frightful season! 

Here at YumeTwins’ we love the tricks and treats of Halloween! So, we’re compiling our favorite desserts and sweets that get us in the kawaii, spooky mood. Think mont blanc, pancakes, and spiced pumpkin. And the best part? We’re going to share with you how we’re making them!  

Cozy Corner shop in a Tokyo Train Station selling Halloween themed desserts, cakes and sweets to a customer
Cozy Corner is a popular desert shop that can be found in the main city areas and train stations. Image via Shutterstock

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Halloween Treats

Halloween sweet treats come in all shapes and sizes! And we’re excited to show you what we would make for a perfectly bewitching Halloween afternoon tea. Please sit back and enjoy our guide to making Japan’s Halloween cute dessert sweets! 

Anpanman character breads and deserts in Japan can be found in Japan
Halloween isn’t just for scary snacks, but also super cute ones, like Anpanman breads and cakes! Image via Shutterstock

Mont Blanc 

Autumn in Japan means indulging in tasty seasonal flavors like chestnut, pumpkin and sweet potato. Even though the Mont Blanc dessert may have originated from France, these sweet cakes are beloved in Japan.

Typically the noodles of sweetened sweet potato puree is piped onto a tower of meringue, over a sponge base and in the center you’ll find a fluffy whipped cream filling.

Trust us when we say, these sweet treats are worth mastering! You’ll WOW your friends at your next Halloween event with the Sweet Potato Mont Blanc! Use Japan’s Halloween cute dessert sweets as a challenge for bringing up your dessert game.

Purple Sweet Potato mont blanc is a favorite in dessert in Japan, especially during Fall
Mont Blanc desserts are a favorite fall season dessert. Image via Shutterstock

To Make the Sweet Potato Cream

Ingredients:

100g – Japanese Sweet Potatoes 

10g – Unsalted Butter 

40g – Sugar

½ tsp – Vanilla Extract 

2 tbsp – Milk 

Pastry bag with mont blanc nozzle 

  1. Peel and boil the sweet potatoes until soft
  2. While they are still hot add in unsalted butter and sugar
  3. Mash then purée the potatoes until there are no lumps
  4. Add in vanilla extract and milk, mix thoroughly until smooth creamy consistency
  5. Place sweet potato cream into a pastry bag fitted with a mont blanc nozzle

Other ingredients 

4 slices – Swirl Roll 

1 tbsp – Syrup 

70 ml – Heavy Cream

1 tsp – Sugar

4 – Ramekin Dishes

Instructions:

  1. Cut swiss roll cakes into the size of your ramekin dish.
  2. Place the cakes into all 4 of the ramekin dishes and cover with syrup evenly.
  3. Whip cream and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Evenly spread whipped cream over the cakes to the lip of the dish.
  5. Arrange a generous amount of sweet potato cream onto the whipped cream shaping into a mountain.
  6. Enjoy your tasty Halloween inspired sweet treat! 
Japanese fluffy pancake in a cat shape mold. Pancake on a Halloween plate with decoration cat face
Kawaii cat shaped mold that is in the October 2022 YumeTwins box. Image via YumeTwins

Fluffy Japanese Pancakes 

Japanese fluffy pancakes are a major player in Japan’s Halloween cute dessert sweets world! These types of pancakes use a special soufflé technique. This technique uses whipped egg whites and a sugar mix to give it extra fluffiness! To make these dessert sweets, we recommend using an extra kawaii cat silicone mold for an extra special magical Halloween snack!

You will definitely find love at first bite, with these Halloween pancakes!

To Make the Batter

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups – All purpose flour

3 tbsp – Sugar

3 tbsp  – Baking Powder

1/2 tsp – Salt

1 ¼ cup – Milk

4 tbsp – Unsalted Butter

1/2 tsp – Vanilla Extract

1 – Egg Yolk

3 – Egg Whites

1\4 tsp – Cream of Tartar

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, vanilla and egg yolk until combined.
  3. Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in another large bowl until stiff peaks form.
  4. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.
  5. Stir one-third of the beaten egg whites into the flour-milk mixture.
  6. Gently fold in the remaining egg whites until just combined (be sure not to overmix).

To Cook the Pancakes:

  1. Put the cat mold in the middle of the skillet on medium to low heat and fill each with 1/2 cup of batter (it should fill the mold about halfway or to the height of the handles).
  2. Cover the skillet with the lid and cook until the batter rises to the top of the cat mold, this takes about 5 minutes.
  3. Release the bottom of the mold with a spatula and grasp the sides of the ring molds with tongs to stabilize them and then carefully flip
  4. Cover and cook for about 5 more minutes.
  5. Transfer to a plate and remove the mold.
  6. Continue this process until all batter is used.
  7. Serve with your chosen topping, and enjoy! 
Japanese pudding on a plate with a spoon surrounded by syrup
Purin (Japanese pudding) is a tasty year round treat! Image via Shutterstock

Japan’s Halloween cute dessert sweets – Pumpkin Pudding

Fall isn’t fall without pumpkin flavored desserts. Even in Japan pumpkin is revered as the cooler month’s star food! So here is the autumnal take on the popular snack available in grocery stores and konbinis (convenience stores) – pudding (purin). 

Ingredients:

1 can – Pumpkin Puree

1 packet – Gelatin (8g)

260ml – Cold Milk 

50g – Sugar 

2 – Eggs, Whisked 

1 tsp – Vanilla Extract 

Maple syrup to taste 

4 – Ramekin Dishes

Instructions:

  1. Dissolve gelatin with milk, let it sit for 1 minute.
  2. Combine canned pumpkin puree and sugar into a bowl, microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Combine the milk mix, eggs, and vanilla extract into pumpkin and sugar mix.
  4. Divide mixture into the 4 ramekin dishes.
  5. Place the dishes into a deep pot, pour enough water to cover ⅓ of the ramekin.
  6. Cover with a lid and steam the ramekin dishes, boiling for 25 minutes.
  7. Check the firmness of the puddings.
  8. The texture should be a little firm but still creamy like pudding.
  9. Let the pudding sit covered for 10 minutes .
  10. Cool puddings in the fridge until completely chilled.
  11. Finally, pour 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup over the pudding before serving.
Four friends dressed up for Halloween with a pumpkin banner behind and a table full of Halloween cute desserts and sweets.
Make this Halloween the tastiest and spookiest one yet! Image via Shutterstock

When it comes to Halloween in Japan, one the best festive things to come out of it is the devilishly cute desserts! So, when you next plan your Halloween party, make sure to include these tasty treats! 

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