Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Steamed, light cakes filled with sweet bean paste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Form 1-2 tablespoons of bean paste into balls.
  2. Mix together water, sugar, and baking powder
  3. Sift and slowly stir flour into the mixture (removing all lumps).
  4. Knead the dough on a floured board until it
  5. has the consistency and softness of an earlobe.
  6. Divide the dough into 12 pieces.
  7. Wrap the dough completely around each ball and place in a cloth lined steamer.
  8. Lightly spray water over the manju for a smoother finish.
  9. Steam over high heat for about 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicious! I made it without the bean paste, as I can't stand the stuff. I piped some butter cream frosting into the centers after they were done; they tasted very similar to the custard filled cakes I had in Japan- I will be making them again soon!