Coconut Mochi Cake

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Coconut Mochi Cake

Coconut mochi cake is a delightful and chewy dessert that’s popular in Hawaiian and Japanese cuisines. It’s made with glutinous rice flour (mochiko), coconut milk, and sugar, resulting in a sweet and slightly chewy cake with a tropical coconut flavor. Here’s a simple recipe for coconut mochi cake:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mochiko (glutinous rice flour)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk (full-fat for best results)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut (optional, for added texture and flavor)
  • Cooking spray or additional butter for greasing the pan

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Grease an 8Γ—8-inch (20Γ—20 cm) baking pan with cooking spray or butter.
  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mochiko, granulated sugar, and baking powder. Mix them together until well combined.
  1. Mix Wet Ingredients:
  • In another bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, water, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until everything is thoroughly combined.
  1. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures:
  • Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, stirring continuously until you have a smooth batter. Ensure there are no lumps.
  1. Add Shredded Coconut (Optional):
  • If you’d like to add shredded coconut for extra texture and flavor, fold it into the batter at this stage.
  1. Pour into the Baking Pan:
  • Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  1. Bake:
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 50-60 minutes, or until the coconut mochi cake is set and the top is golden brown. The cake should be slightly firm to the touch.
  1. Cool:
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for at least 20-30 minutes before slicing. It will continue to firm up as it cools.
  1. Slice and Serve:
  • Once the coconut mochi cake has cooled sufficiently, cut it into squares or rectangles and serve. It can be enjoyed at room temperature or slightly warm.

Coconut mochi cake is a wonderful treat with a unique chewy texture and a sweet coconut flavor. It’s perfect for dessert, snacking, or as a sweet addition to your morning coffee or tea. Enjoy!