Hina Matsuri Cake Strawberry Angel Chiffon Cake

Hina Matsuri Cake Strawberry Angel Chiffon Cake

I made a Hina doll cake using strawberry flavored cream that's pink like peach flowers. Angel chiffon cake was used as the base. The sweet and sour strawberry cream is irresistibly delicious.
Cake decorating can be hard but with this strawberry cream you can easily cover and decorate the entire cake.

Ingredients: One angel chiffon cake 15 cm in diameter

Angel Chiffon Cake
One cake 15 cm in diameter
Strawberries (for decorating)
Whipping cream
100 ml
Strawberries (for making cream)
50 g
Sugar (for the white cream and strawberry cream)
1 tablespoon each
Strawberry liqueur (if available)
1 tablespoon
Shredded coconut
As you like


1. Purée the strawberries: Remove the blossom ends of 50 grams worth of strawberries and cut them up to a paste using a food processor. (If you don't have a food processor you can grate the strawberries instead.)
2. Transfer the purée to a small pot and put it on the stove to bring it to a boil. Once it boils leave it to simmer on a low heat for about 5 minutes. Then take it off and let it fully cool (be careful not to over-simmer it). The strawberry cream base is now complete. (If you have strawberry liqueur add one tablespoon and simmer it with the purée.)
3. Divide your cream into two bowls, one 60 ml and the other 40 ml. Add one tablespoon of sugar to the 60 ml bowl and whip the cream until soft peaks form (for the white cream). Next add half of the strawberry purée from Step 2 to the 40 ml cream bowl, then add 1 tablespoon of sugar and whip the cream until soft peaks form. (For the strawberry cream.)
4. Cut the angel chiffon cake in half as shown.
5. Spread the remaining strawberry purée on the bottom half of the cake.
6. Put white cream on top of that.
7. Put the top part of the cake back on top.
8. Place the cake on a plate and cover the entire thing with white whipping cream. The strawberry cream will go on top of this so there is no need to worry about it looking nice.
9. Use a small spatula or the back of a spoon on the side of the cake to work around the sides and make easy decorations.
10. Put the strawberry cream in a narrow icing bag and pipe the cream onto the cake like it is done for Mont Blanc cakes.
11. Remove the blossoms of your 5 remaining strawberries, and wash and dry them thoroughly. Place the strawberries into the cream. Use clean bits of the strawberry leaves to decorate around the strawberries (of course mint could be used instead). Sprinkle on shredded coconut between the strawberries.
12. Add a pick with Hina dolls on it and your cute Hina cake is all finished. The sweet and sour strawberry cream and strawberry purée and white cream sandwiched in the middle give this cake a refreshing great taste. Plus the cake is spongy and soft.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a Hina doll cake so I tried this. I decided to make a cake based on peach flowers so I chose these decorations. I made the pink cream based on a recipe another user ("uno") recommended to me by lessening the amount of sugar.