Random ramblings. Recipe: Sesame and coconut mochi cake

 Sesame and coconut mochi cake

We had storm, plenty of rain and now, a week of hotter weather. Sure, Melbourne is famous for its `four-season-in-a-day´ sort of weather. Still, it is not easy to adapt to such sudden changes.

Not sure it was because of the weather or something else, I was in a cranky mood today. Two long black in the morning seemed not to help. But this image cracked me up. I laughed so hard in the office, it was unbelievable. {I did try the search and it was the same. Ha, google is funny!!! BTW, I do like Lady Gaga}.

With the heat and late nights at work, I did not do much in the kitchen (Surely one needs not another lemon tuna pasta recipe). Thankfully there were still some mochi cakes left for snacking.

 Sesame and coconut mochi cake

These are not normal mochi, but the baked variety. And they are seriously good! The recipe I learned from the talented Y was really versatile. I opted for a coconut and black sesame version, since I was in serious craving of some Asian sticky balls. The result was fantastic. The cake had a special chewy and sticky texture. With coconut and black sesame, it got the likeness of many Asian sweet treats.

Baked mini mochi

Hot off the oven, those mini ones did not last too long. My sister thought they were a lot like bánh rán (Vietnamese fried sticky rice donuts), minus the hard work of deep-frying of course.

I am going to get several more bags of sticky rice just to make it again! Which flavours should I try next? Matcha? Chocolate? or something fruity?

Sesame and coconut mochi cake

Adapted from a recipe via Lemonpi

225g glutinous rice flour
85g unsalted butter, melted
175g caster sugar
187g coconut flavour evaporated milk (1/2 can)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
2 tsp toasted sesame oil

Preheat the oven to 175´C. Grease your baking tins (I got 6 rose-shaped cakes + 6 mini muffins).

Sift the flour and baking powder together. In an electric mixer, whisk the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in the melted butter, then the evaporated milk, sesame oil and vanilla. Fold in the dry ingredients. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared baking tin.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Eat as many as you can hot off the oven. Leave the rest to cool and store in air-tight container.

 Sesame and coconut mochi cakey

49 Responses to Random ramblings. Recipe: Sesame and coconut mochi cake

  1. MeetaK says:

    Ummm I am liking this a lot better than the classic version! nice!

  2. Deeba PAB says:

    Gorgeous post and absolutely gorgeous pictures too Ahn. LOVE all the effects and the hues… PRETTY! I've never had a mochi cake … theyare every so pretty!

  3. Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) says:

    I made this mochi cake recently too, very nice cake.

  4. Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul says:

    These look beautiful Anh! I agree with Meeta…I prefer these to the original version!

  5. Uncle Lee says:

    Hi Anh, looks like you have a Black Belt in cooking, ha ha.

  6. bittersweetblog says:

    I like mochi, and I like cake, so it should reason that I'd love mochi cake! Gotta put that one on my "to-make" list.

  7. Little Corner of Mine says:

    This is interesting, using the glutinous rice flour, this is something new that I haven't tried before, might just give it a go. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Eléonora says:

    Your blog is super. So are your photographies. They make me hungry. I have spent a nice moment when seeing them. Thanks a lot.

  9. Ravenous Couple says:

    besides the various vietmaese banh, we've never had glutinous flour in a cake..this looks great

  10. Reika-chan says:

    *falls off the chair* Your (blog's) new look makes me stunned (@_@) Full of pinky stuff. I swear I could have supposed this was a teenager's blog if I hadn't known you first hand, ha! :D

  11. shaz says:

    This looks awesome Anh, I don't think I've ever tried baked mochi cake before. Hope you're feeling better now, I would after these cakes:)

  12. The Food Librarian says:

    Delicious! Love the combo of flavors. I must try this soon! :) – mary the food librarian

  13. Angie's Recipes says:

    I, too, adore the baked rice cakes! Coconut evaporated milk must help a lot to boost the flavours of these little cuties.

  14. Ju (The Little Teochew) says:

    There's something about your photography which makes your food really appealing. The flavours of this cake must taste so good! :)

  15. MaryMoh says:

    What beautiful cakes! Love the idea of using glutinous flour. Would love to try this.

  16. Barbara says:

    These lovely cakes would improve anyone's bad mood! They look delicious, Anh!

  17. Sippity Sup says:

    O have never had a mochi cake. In fact I have never heard of them. But the ingredients (rice flour!) make me feel that it would indeed be mood enhancer. GREG

  18. Bong Mom says:

    I have never had a mochi cake but now me want some. Delicious Anh and the weather has been like that at my corner too, this week it is gorgeoud though

  19. Anh says:

    Thanks everyone :)

  20. Faith says:

    These little treats look like the perfect compliment to a cup of tea!

  21. Julie says:

    These look delicious!

  22. joey says:

    Yum! I know what you mean about Asian tastes…the first time I tried black sesame gelato I thought it tasted of one of our local snacks! These mochi look wonderful…and I love the new blog design!!!

  23. Phuoc'n Delicious says:

    What a great interpretation of bánh rán; it would be interesting to try out. I reckon you should do a chocolate and matcha one :)

  24. noobcook says:

    They look really cute, and the flavours are really interesting & yummy ^_^

  25. Belle@OohLook says:

    Gorgeous-looking cakes! Bet they taste pretty good too, with the coconut milk and sesame seeds.

  26. myfrenchkitchen says:

    I love these mini mocha cakes of yours…they look like they can disappear quite quickly…! And such a cute way of photographing them!

  27. Su-yin says:

    I love the look of these! Am bookmarking it, and am definitely going to make them soon.

  28. Xiao Yen Recipes says:

    I love mochi – mochi mooncake and mochi ice cream. Gotta try to this new variety!

  29. Trissa says:

    Hi Anh – beautiful styling. Love the black background. The mochi cakes sound delicious! Hope the weather in Melbourne gets better.

  30. Ari (Baking and Books) says:

    I don't think I've ever had a mochi cake! Looks and sounds delicious.

  31. penny aka jeroxie says:

    can I say that you are absolutely aWEsome! I am so glad to meet you in person. Hope to see the tut up :)

  32. kuriouskitteh says:

    Oh my gosh, I think you just brought to life dreams I didn't even know I had. The only time I've tried baking mochi (kinda) was when I used some mochiko in place of some of the flour in a banana muffn recipe, and it was great! Haven't tried coconut and sesame together, sounds very interesting =).

  33. WizzyTheStick says:

    I have never had a mochi cake but the sesame and coconut flavours go well together. I can tell that this would be delicious

  34. Betty says:

    these look great i wanna try it out with maybe green tea i just got a bag of matcha :O)

  35. Anonymous says:

    this is a must try… i love coconut and glutinous rice and mochi too… love your pictures btw…

  36. tigerfish says:

    This looks different from the mochi I know…those soft Japanese mochi….but yeah, it is a cake! Now, I cannot imagine that texture….can I try some?

  37. bake in paris says:

    These little mochi cakes look delicious! And the photos speak so loud I have to try it myself. My favorite is the last photo, very sharp composition :-)

  38. Dharm says:

    Melb is one of my favourite places too!! I've never heard of a Mochi cake so this was a learning experience while at the same time giving my rumbles in my tummy – wish I had a few of those cakes now…

  39. Shirley @ Kokken69 says:

    Anh, thanks for dropping by my blog. I like yours too.. and what a coincidence,I am now obsessed with everything mochi – in particular the mochi bread…. this mochi cake looks good. I will bookmark this.

  40. veron says:

    This version looks delicious and perfect with that cup of tea. It's pouring rain over here too, and my mood is shifting both ways. Love that link to lady gaga though, made me laugh…:D

  41. Manggy says:

    Argh! I have always wanted to try making these. Now that I've all the ingredients, I haven't an excuse not to!! :)

  42. Amanda says:

    Im just mesmerized by your photography! So beautiful!

  43. Jessica {The Novice Chef} says:

    These look absolutely delicious!

  44. FFichiban says:

    Oohh cute little mochi cakes! and ooh definitely do a chocolate one hee hee or maybe green tea and red bean?

  45. Trisha says:

    Mochi cake? Chewy & sticky with a hint of coconut…. interesting… must try this recipe! OH and make something with chocolate… definitely with chocolate! :)

  46. Adrian @ Food Rehab says:

    Diggin the use of a skewer- looks great! hmmm, next time, chocolate please!!! hehe

  47. cusinera says:

    never have this mochi cakes before, beautiful pics…and will try this soon=)

  48. Julia @Mélanger says:

    Looks lovely. I've never baked anything like this before. I really must give it a go. The weather has been nasty here, too. Raining AGAIN right now. Oh boy…..

  49. Cakebrain says:

    zowee! I didn't ever think you could bake mochi! what a mind-blowing idea…I love it!

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