Food Lifestyle

Walnut Cake Balls Recipe

Hodugwaja are a popular winter street snack for many Koreans. It has many different variations but Hodugwaja from Cheonan is especially famous for it’s taste and texture; this is the variant that we’ll be teaching today!

Level: Easy
Servings: 30 pieces
Cook time: 15-20mins


150g flour
120ml Milk
80ml Water
35g melted butter
40g Sugar
1 large egg
1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
200g sweet red bean paste
35g chopped walnuts

Things you’ll need:

Egg waffle pan


  1. Beat an egg in a large bowl
    In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and sugar together.
  2. Then, in this order, add the water, milk, melted butter and flour mixture to the beaten egg in the large bowl.
  3. Mix the ingredients together to form a batter.
  4. On a separate sheet, combine half a teaspoon of red bean paste with some chopped walnuts to form a ball.
  5. Preheat the hodugwaja pan on both sides at a medium heat, gently oiling the inside of the pan.
  6. When the pan is hot, pour a small amount of the batter in each mould, then quickly add the red bean walnut balls in, and pour more batter on top. Then close and flip the pan
  7. Turn the pan every 30 seconds for approx. 4 minutes or until golden brown on each side.

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