Dora Choco: Mini Dorayaki Chocolate Cake for Kids

One of the most famous, long-serialized Japanese manga, Doraemon, is on the air in many countries, and the main character, the gadget cat from the future, Doraemon, is well known for loving yummy buns.

Actually, the pancake is a traditional Japanese sweet called Dorayaki (どら焼き), which consists of two round, moist pancakes sandwiched with sweet Azuki red bean paste Anko (餡子).

Dorayaki Pancake

But in modern times, Dorayaki comes in various types, among which, what is especially popular with children is the Dagashi version.

Since I bought a well-known Dagashi Dorayaki cake at a supermarket today, I will introduce it here.

Dora Choco (どらチョコ) from Yaokin

Dora Choco

The Dorayaki pancake I picked up this time is this Dagashi called Dora Choco (どらチョコ) from Yaokin, a Japanese food company known for Umaibo (うまい棒).

Dora Choco Chocolate Dorayaki Cake

The package contains two soft, moist pancakes, which look just like traditional Dorayaki buns. But these cakes are pretty small compared to the regular variety.

Besides, instead of sweet red bean paste, the Dagashi uses thick, gooey chocolate cream between the two pancakes. What is better for kids is that the Dora Choco cake only costs 40 yen.


Yaokin Dora Choco Ingredients

The ingredients used in the Dagashi Dora Choco cake are almost the same as traditional Dorayaki buns.

Sugar, Wheat flour, Hen’s egg, Vegetable oil/fat, Shortening, Sweetened condensed skimmed milk, Cocoa, Milk protein, Concentrated milk, Honey, Mountain yam powder, Mirin, Skim milk powder, Sorbitol, Modified starch, Baking powder, Emulsifier, pH adjuster, Flavoring, Preservative (Sorbic acid), Gardenia pigment, Polysaccharide thickener, Acidifier, Sodium phosphate (Partially including Soybean)


In a nutshell, the Dagashi treat Dora Choco is the mini-version of Dorayaki for children with rich chocolate cream in the middle. It is a delicious fusion of Japanese Wagashi and Western!


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.