Japanese dessert recipes feature a wide range of pastries, candy, confections, and cakes. Compared to American desserts, they tend to be less cloyingly sweet and emphasize quality over quantity. They feature uniquely Japanese ingredients like matcha (green tea powder), yuzu (Japanese citrus), anko (adzuki red bean paste), and much more. Some recipes are very traditional like wagashi, an ancient Japanese dessert recipe for ceremonial confections served with matcha as part of a tea ceremony. Others are more contemporary like fruit sando or matcha latte.
Here is a selection of Japanese dessert recipes to try: