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Hawaiian Mochi Butter Cake

This Hawaiian Mochi Butter Cake is said to be popular in Hawaii. The cake used up a whole box of rice flour plus the usual ingredients of eggs, sugar and butter. This is a simple, uncomplicated, mix-it-all-together kind of cake and yields a rich, buttery, dessert which you can whip up easily. Slice into serving squares and serve warm. Keep this cake refrigerated at all times and reheat to serve. This is an Asian in America family recipe inspired by Gina Adea. Servings 6 to 8.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Asian, Filipino, Hawaiian
Keyword: Hawaiian Mochi Butter Cake
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Asian in America - Elizabeth Ann Quirino


  • Baking pan: 9 x 13 inches


  • 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 whole large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 box (16 oz.) Mochiko sweet rice flour 16 oz. Mochiko rice flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 can (12 oz.) coconut cream
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Pre-grease with cooking spray a metal or glass baking pan measuring about 9 x 13 inches. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Using an electric mixer, blend well.
  • Add the eggs one at a time. Continue mixing. Then add the vanilla extract and incorporate well into the batter.
  • Pour the coconut cream and coconut milk into the mixture. Beat for 2 minutes till blended.
  • Add the Mochiko sweet rice flour and baking powder. Mix ingredients well till batter is smooth and free of lumps.
  • Pour into the pre-greased baking pan. Bake at 350 F for one hour. Test if cake is done by piercing the tip of a small knife at the center. If knife comes clean, the Mochi Cake is done. Slice into 2-inch pieces. Serve warm or chilled.
  • Cook's comments
    Store the cake, covered, in the refrigerator at all times. To serve warm, reheat slices in the microwave.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 76mg | Sugar: 50g | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.1mg