Bold and Flavorful Korean Lemon Suncakes

Bold and Flavorful Korean Lemon Suncakes
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Lemon suncakes

Let's dive into a vibrant fusion of Korean flavors and zesty lemon suncakes! This recipe is perfect for five people and will bring a burst of sunshine to your table. Get ready to experience a unique blend of sweet, tangy, and savory!


  • 5 Lemon suncakes
  • 1 cup Korean sweet rice flour (chapssalgaru)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup crushed roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the Korean sweet rice flour, sugar, salt, and lemon zest.
  2. Gradually add water while stirring to form a smooth, thick batter.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add the vegetable oil.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring continuously until it becomes a thick, sticky dough.
  5. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  6. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions.
  7. Flatten each portion into a small disk, about the size of the lemon suncakes.
  8. Place a lemon suncake in the center of each rice flour disk.
  9. Carefully fold the edges of the dough around the lemon suncake, sealing it completely.
  10. Heat a clean non-stick pan over medium heat.
  11. Toast each assembled suncake for about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and slightly crispy.
  12. In a small saucepan, combine honey and vanilla extract.
  13. Heat over low heat until the honey is warm and slightly runny.
  14. Brush the warm honey glaze over each toasted suncake.
  15. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and crushed roasted peanuts.
  16. Garnish with fresh mint leaves for a pop of color and freshness.

There you have it! Bold, flavorful Korean Lemon Suncakes that are sure to impress. The combination of sweet rice flour, zesty lemon, and a touch of honey glaze creates an unforgettable treat. Enjoy these suncakes warm, and watch them disappear in no time. Happy cooking!

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