Hi guys! This weekend my family was coming to visit me, so I decided to make coconut green tea mochi cake for them. My family and I aren’t big on overly sweet desserts or snacks, so I thought this would be a great choice for them.
This recipe is entirely gluten free and isn’t overly sweet, so this can be a great alternative to cupcakes, cakes, or even donuts. Mochi cake is made out of sweet rice flour (aka glutinous rice flour), so when it is baked or cooked it has a nice chewy soft consistency. The mochi cake has a nice crispy crust on the outside and chewy on the inside, it’s a very fun texture to experience and not to mention it tastes very delicious!
The next time I make this cake, I believe I will be adding more coconut milk and cutting back on the evaporated milk because I didn’t really taste the coconut flavor. The most wonderful thing of homemade foods, is that once you have a base recipe you can tweak it however you’d like it. You can cut/ add more sugar, add more/remove different flavors, there are an infinite amount of possibilities.
Here are the ingredients!
1/2 box — 1 1/2 cup of Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp matcha (green tea) powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 can — 7 oz of nonfat coconut milk
1/2 can — 6 oz evaporated milk
1/2 stick melted butter (cooled)
2 1/2 eggs *
Tip – How to divide 1 egg: First crack an egg into a small shallow bowl and whisk until whites & yolk are combined. Then use measuring spoons and measure how much is in egg, and do simple math to divide that in half. 1 large egg = ~ 3-4 tablespoons
Preheat oven to 350 F & grease or line your pan. I used a 9 X 9 pan but you can use any, but you would just need to alter the cooking time.
In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients together and use a whisk to combine; mochiko flour, sugar, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl add all the wet ingredients together and use a whisk to combine. Beat eggs, add coconut milk, add evaporated milk, and melted butter.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients slowly and whisk until it’s a well combined smooth consistency.
Carefully pour your batter into your greased/ lined pan. Gently wiggle it, to smooth out the mixture.
Bake in oven for approximately 50-60 minutes or when you poke a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean.
Let cool for ~10-20 minutes…I couldn’t wait so after 5 minutes I cut it up into small pieces and ate almost 8 pieces, oops :p
I enjoyed eating these with some nice hot tea and binge watching suits on amazon prime. I hope you all enjoyed this recipe, please feel free to leave any comments/ recommendations down below and or follow me! 🙂 I’d love to explore more blogs and share my experience with more lovely people and bloggers.