One of the easiest ways to make mochi is making mochi cake. You mix together some glutinous rice flour, eggs, butter, baking powder and bake and the result is a delicious cake that tastes like mochi. The recipe is very versatile, letting you make all sorts of flavors.
You can put green tea powder to make matcha mochi cake. You can also add fruit to make versions like blueberry mochi cake, strawberry mochi cake, etc.
Recently I made some green tea mochi cake. The mixing and putting the batter can be done in about 10 minutes. Then bake for an hour, let cool, and your cake is ready. The cake is best eaten the same day or the next day. It will remain chewy for a few days but after that it may harden or begin to mold. I don’t recommend storing mochi in the fridge because it changes the texture completely and will no longer be chewy.
- 16 oz Mochiko rice flour (or can substitute for any brand of glutinous rice flour)
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
1. Cream the butter with sugar. It helps to melt the butter a little first.
2. Mix in the evaporated milk to the butter/sugar mixture.
3. Mix eggs into the mixture.
4. Mix in the rice flour, baking powder and vanilla.
5. Mix in the matcha green tea powder.
6. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 pan.
7. Bake for approximately 1 hour at 350 degrees.
8. Let cake completely cool, allowing the mochi to set, before cutting and serving.