Dorayaki Recipe

Dorayaki is a popular Japanese dessert consisting of two fluffy pancakes sandwiched together with a sweet red bean paste filling. Here’s a simple recipe for making dorayaki at home:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sweet red bean paste (store-bought or homemade)


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until well combined and slightly frothy.
  2. Add the water, honey, and vanilla extract to the egg mixture and whisk until everything is well incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, whisking gently until you have a smooth batter. Be careful not to overmix.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the batter rest for about 30 minutes at room temperature. This will allow the gluten to relax and result in softer pancakes.
  5. Heat a non-stick frying pan or griddle over medium-low heat. Lightly grease the surface with oil or butter.
  6. Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan, using the back of a spoon to spread it into a circular shape. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bubbles start to form on the surface.
  7. Flip the pancake and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  8. Once all the pancakes are cooked, let them cool slightly.
  9. Take one pancake and spread a generous amount of sweet red bean paste on the surface. Place another pancake on top to create a sandwich.
  10. Repeat the process until all the pancakes are used.
  11. Serve the dorayaki warm or at room temperature. They can be stored in an airtight container for a day or two.

Enjoy your homemade dorayaki!