Japanese Cake Recipe ♡

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My blog Cultura Giusta turned One January 9th!! So I thought I would share a family cake recipe with everyone to celebrate… wooo yum yum

 

This is a traditional family recipe from my mom’s side so I guess you can say it is a little Japanese influenced. This cake is very light and not too sugary! It is delicious!!!

So keep reading if you would like the recipe!

Things you will need-

Eggs (4)

Flour (100g)

Sugar (120g) & (3 tbsp)

Vanilla Extract (1 tbsp)

Milk (1 tbsp)

Raspberry Jam (Around 3 tbsp)

Heavy Whipped Cream (8 oz)

First Step- Crack four eggs into a bowl, mix with 1/3  out of the 120g of sugar (do this three times until the sugar is finished). Mix until the eggs and sugar turns thick and into a  light yellow/almost white color.

Second Step- Pour 1tbsp of vanilla extract into the bowl.

Third Step- Pour flour into the same bowl using a sifter. Then mix with a silicone head spatula until all the flour is mixed in!

Fourth Step- pour into two pans round pans evenly. Set Oven 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10-15 minutes until the middle of the cake is dry.

Fifth Step- While you are waiting for the sponge of the cake to bake you can start preparing the whipped cream. Pour 8 oz of whipped cream in a bowl and 3 tbsp of sugar. Mix until the heavy whipped cream become fluffy and turns into whipped cream.

Sixth Step- Next when the Sponge of cake is ready take them out of them pan and spread whipped cream all over one of the sponges then in between spread the raspberry jam inside. We usually do not measure this part but we estimated it to be around 3tbsp… You can add however much you’d like!

Seventh Step- Stack the two sponge cakes together and whipped cream all over using a silicon head spatula! Sprinkle some fruits this time I decided to add blueberries only but you can also put strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, whatever you’d like!!

TA-DA and the cake is ready! Enjoy!

 

With so much love,

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Remi David Photography ♡

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My talented best friend is an amazing photographer- her name is Remi David.

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She has worked on videos and commercials for JC Penney’s, Payless ShoeSource, Clarks, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Toys R Us, Sigma ,and many other companies.

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We got to shoot a few photos while I was home for the summer in Dallas.

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Isn’t she so talented?!

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It was so easy to shoot with her because I felt so comfortable working in front of the camera with her.

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Remi really knows how to make someone feel comfortable around the camera.

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If you are in the Dallas area and are looking for a photographer, graphic designer, videographer- contact Remi! Here is her website- http://www.remidavid.com

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Thank you so much Remi I had a great time  🙂 I miss you and love youuuu

Mamma Nappa’s Art Show Feature ♡

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My mom recently started painting last year.  Family, friends, and I noticed that she had a natural talent for art.

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Her artwork has been featured in art shows and  many people have bought and requested personal pieces from her. So she decided to start her own business. Which is already doing very well! It is really cool to see that she never focuses on the money or the business side of her art… she always focuses on her craft which is what a true artist should do. My mom always expresses that there is always room to grow and that she still has yet to learn. 

It is great to see that people believe in my mom and that people believe in her art so much that they are willing to purchase her work and even display her artwork in an art show.

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A few months ago my mom decided to submit three of her pieces into the Dutch Art Gallery Show. Which is a very difficult gallery to get into. Only the greatest artists in the Dallas area can get into this gallery and show.

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Not only did she get in but all three of her pieces were accepted into the show! Which is such a big deal!! We were so excited for her.

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It’s so beautiful and inspiring to see my mom going after her dream and using her talent! My mom has taught me that you can continue doing what you love at any age. To always work hard. To express your feelings and emotions through doing what you love. That there are no boundaries to what you want to do and learn in life.

If you are interested in some of my moms artwork you can view her instagram here- http://www.instagram.com/kaori.nappagallery

There will be a website made very soon.

So proud of you Mamma!

with so much love,

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OOTD- Uptown Dallas

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Today I went out to have some yummy pho with a good friend of mine, he later took this picture of me! (Thank you Gabe Bosewell 🙂 )

OOTD: 

Sweater– Abercrombie

(I know Abercrombie? yes.., i went in there the other day and they had some v cute stuff)

 http://www.abercrombie.com/shop/us/womens-full-zip-hoodies-and-sweatshirts/cass-fleece-moto-jacket-3229574_01 (not exact but similar)

Pants- Zara

(I like to roll them up hehe)

http://www.zara.com/us/en/sale/woman/trousers/skinny-trousers-with-zips-c437617p2154545.html

Shirt- Uniqlo

Heattech (I SWEAR BY THESE, they are literally the best invention EVER.. they are a special fabric material that wicks away moisture and retains heat to keep you warm)

http://www.uniqlo.com/us/product/women-heattech-extra-warm-crew-neck-t-shirt-127382.html#09|/women/featured/heattech/extra-warm/

Shoes- Aldo

I literally wear these shoes EVERY single day, I love them… they are so beat up but will definitely be a staple in my wardrobe for a while lol 

http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/women/boots/ankle-boots/c/131/CIGOWIEL/p/34796406-97 (not exact but very similar)

Beanie- H&M

http://www.hm.com/us/product/37451?article=37451-A

Hope you enjoyed it! what are some of your wardrobe staples? Let me know, i’d love to hear from ya 😉

with so much love,

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Murray Street Coffee Shop

Processed with VSCOcam with p5 presetToday I went to Murray Street Coffee Shop located in Downtown Dallas. I had a cappuccino with almond milk. I also got a sandwich but I forgot to take a picture 😦 sorry!! BUT if you do go…. I recommend the turkey sandwich and if you’re leaning on more of the healthy side I recommend the sandwich called “the insider” (the ingredients included fresh cucumbers, ezekiel bread, avocado, arugula, and aioli sauce). The ingredients were fresh and organic… and definitely healthy and delicious.

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I was able to drive around and snap some pics of Downtown Dallas too! It’s good to be back and visiting…Yes i missed you Dallas 🙂

If you do go to this coffee shop let me know what you got and what you thought of it 🙂

With so much love,

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