sushi cake recipe

Sushi Cake

30 min prep time, serves 8 people
Sushi is a dish originally from Japan but has become increasingly popular in the United States and abroad. This Sushi Cake recipe is a fun take on sushi that can be made from the comfort of your home. Using a cake mold, we can make a large portion of sushi in the shape of a cake. It is both delicious and impressive to look at. Trust us when we say that this will be sure to impress anyone. Cut it into pieces and serve! 


  • Cake mold of any shape


  • 2 nori sheets
  • 3 cups sushi rice, cooked
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced
  • 12 oz smoked salmon, sliced
  • 7 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. Mix the cream cheese with the soy sauce until it is a smooth consistency.
  2. Place the cooked sushi rice into a large bowl. Mix the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the rice and mix well.
  3. Line the bottom of the cake mold with 1 nori sheet. Spread 1.5 cups of the mixed sushi rice evenly over the nori sheet.
  4. Spread all but 1 tbsp of cream cheese over the rice. Place cucumber slices over the cream cheese, and salmon slices over the cucumbers.
  5. Place 1 nori sheet over the salmon and spread another 1.5 cups of mixed sushi rice over the nori.
  6. Spread the remaining 1 tbsp of cream cheese over the rice. Sprinkle some black and white toasted sesame seeds on top and decorate the way you prefer.
  7. Place the sushi cake in the fridge for an hour to allow it to take on the shape of the mold.
  8. Remove the cake mold and cut the sushi cake into whatever size pieces you see fit. Serve.