We absolutely love desserts of all shapes and sizes, tastes and textures. But there’s just something about our favorite old-school and retro treats being updated and reinvented that tickles both our taste-buds and our nostalgia. That’s why we’re loving the idea of the Raindrop Cake, a wildly cool new take on an old favorite!
Created with a mix of water and a vegan gelatin called agar agar, it’s kinda like Jello — y’know, the fruity, giggly treat we all enjoyed so much as kidlets. But this shnazzed-up version is meant to mimic a raindrop that melts in your mouth for a totally new edible experience.
“The Raindrop Cake is inspired by traditional Mizu Shingen Mochi from Japan,” the Raindrop Cake website tells us. “It’s a light, delicate and refreshing raindrop made for your mouth.”
Of course we’re all wondering what it tastes like and according to its creator, Darren Wong, it “tastes like eating a giant raindrop, duh! The cake itself is very mild and very much about the delicate texture that melts in your mouth. Together with the toppings it has a strong sweet kick, with a tinge of molasses and roasted nutty flavor.”
Currently, the Raindrop Cake is only available on weekends at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg so those of us a little further afield will just have to keep our fingers crossed that these yummy raindrops start falling all around this dessert-lovin’ country.
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