Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chocolate Mochi Cakes

Back to work yesterday and til now I'm still on that half awake mood... haven got rid of the holiday mood yet haha! Anyway these little morsels had been on my to bake list for the longest of time, but didn't managed to bake it because i always forget to buy the glutinous rice flour =p



















These mochi cuppies are chewy, with a dense interior and the sweetness is just nice after my own reduction, although this is highly raved by other bloggers i found it albeit too floury for my taste if not prefect. So have you tried baking these? Kindly share with me. I think i shall use mochiko flour that I've seen in hanushi's Red Bean Mochi Cake post in my next attempt to see how does it goes. 

Here's an excerpt from Wiki explaining what is mochi made of and the traditional way of making mochi.

"Mochi (Japanese: ) is a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki.[1] While also eaten year-round, mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold and eaten during that time. Mochi is also a prominent snack in Hawaii, South Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia, and Thailand."
"Traditionally, mochi was made from whole rice, in a labor-intensive process. The traditional mochi-pounding ceremony in Japan is Mochitsuki:
  1. Polished glutinous rice is soaked overnight and cooked.
  2. The cooked rice is pounded with wooden mallets (kine) in a traditional mortar (usu). Two people will alternate the work, one pounding and the other turning and wetting the mochi. They must keep a steady rhythm or they may accidentally injure one another with the heavy kine.
  3. The sticky mass is then formed into various shapes (usually a sphere or cube).
Mochi can also be prepared from a flour of sweet rice (mochiko). The flour is mixed with water to a sticky opaque white mass that is cooked on the stovetop or in the microwave[2] until it becomes elastic and slightly transparent"




Chocolate Mochi Cupcakes
(adapted and modified from My Buttery Fingers)

Ingredients
Makes around 12 cupcake-sized mini cakes

200g glutinous rice flour/mochiko
25g cocoa powder
85g unsalted butter, melted (changed to vegetable oil)
155g caster sugar (reduced to 100g)
187g evaporated milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
Chocolate chips for folding in or sprinkling

  1. Preheat the oven to 175C. Grease and flour a cupcake pan.
  2. Sift the glutinous rice flour/mochiko, cocoa powder and baking powder together.
  3. In an electric mixer, whisk the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in the melted butter/vegetable oil, then the evaporated milk. Fold in the dry ingredients or mix until just combined with a hand whisk. Fold in chocolate chips if using.
  4. Split the batter between 12 cupcake holes, using around 1/4 cup per cake. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top if using.
    Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool the cake on a rack, then remove from the pan. 

38 comments:

Esther said...

I love baked mochi cake! I call it baked nian gao though. They are soo yummy and I can never stop eating them....maybe that's why I gained some weight during Chinese New Year. Wow, chocolate and mochi cake, what a great combo. :D

j3ss kitch3n said...

haha glad you love them Esther! try this you will love it!

The Sweetylicious said...

the cake look really dense and moist! but the thought of choc just make me go WOW! great job jess! (: (:

Wen said...

Never try any of these before. These cuppies look so good to chew with a cup of tea! Nice bakes Jess!

DG said...

This is the second type of mochi muffin I saw this week. Chocolate, Mochi and chewy ... love them all!

Joelyn~幸福の起点 said...

亲爱的,如果用本地的糯米粉可以吗?我想口感没日本的来的好吧?第一次看到这种蛋糕作法很特别哦

j3ss kitch3n said...

宝贝,可以我也是用泰国的糯米粉哦!我也不知道日本的糯米粉有什么区别,你那有daiso吗?daiso有卖哦。。

j3ss kitch3n said...

Jasmine haha seems like you are a chocoholic! try it when you can i think you will like it

Wen haha thanks!

DG another chocoholic hehe!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

很湿润的感觉:)
祝福你人日快乐^^

小雅 said...

看起来好好吃。。祝你人日快乐哦!

j3ss kitch3n said...

鲸鱼,谢谢!也祝你人日快乐!!

小雅 谢谢!也祝你人日快乐!

Janine said...

i always thought mochi cakes would look more like mochi than cakes - but they look surprisingly dense and yummy! :)

just wondering - how big are the cupcakes in diameter? I'm thinking of quartering the recipe to try :D

j3ss kitch3n said...

Janine haha i at the same thought as you at first, i baked in a normal 12 hole muffin pan hope this helps!

CaThY said...

I love these~ I did red bean mochi cakes before & they taste great too. Another awesome bakes, Jess! *^_^*

myme said...

哇。。这个蛋糕很特别哦^^
食谱我先带走了,谢谢你的分享

neyeeloh said...

I have not tried mochi cake before, curious on the taste, mochi + cake = ???

Sharon @ Fun and Life said...

Jess, I think it's time you stop tempting me with all your great food! Haha ;). This looks delicious! Mochi and cake is a very interesting concept. Anything chocolate is great by me :D

MaryMoh said...

I got up first thing in the morning and ate chocolate cookies. All because of Sharon. Now I see your choc cupcakes here, I'm drooling again. I hope she makes for me :P Must be very delicious with glutinous rice flour.

茄子 said...

很特别,这里的DAISO好像没卖这日产粉哦。我只好盼你做给我吃了。嘻嘻。。

Angie's Recipes said...

Chocolate and mochi...a perfect combination!

lena said...

i also saw the mochi cakes in someone's blog days ago, i think i must really try this one day!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

How interesting! Yesterday, at raffles city, I just saw a mochi cream puff! Have always loved the chewy texture of mochi!

Jean said...

they look so gooey and chewy inside, just what i like in rich cakes!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Cathy lol next time you bake the red bean mochi for me to try ok?

myme 请自便哦,你会喜欢的!

Esther hmmm its because a mochi cake the other is like a normal cake and the inner a chewy gooey texture hehe

Sharon i'm trying to get you to visit me sooner! i have you seduce you to sg with my bakes!

Mary haha i bet Sharon cookies are delicious! she will definitely bake it for you don't worry!

茄子姐,呵呵我一定会的!

Angie yeap definitely the best combo

Lena, yes you definitely must try this!

Shirley me too!

Jean haha likewise me too!

Vivienne said...

OH yum!!
i love mochi! but never had it with choc before..it's usually with red beans or black sesame etc! im def making this once i get some evaporated milk in the pantry!

Ah Tze said...

The mochi cakes look moist, I like this!

Yummy Koh said...

好命leh.... break so many days for cny no wonder still finding it hard to get to work. Cake looks good.

maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog said...

Floury or not, it looks good! I especially like your very generous sprinkle of chocolate chips ;)

j3ss kitch3n said...

Viv you better do it!! i think its your fav!

Ah Tze thank you!

Chris hahahahahahah i waiting for you to date me out mah so never bake =pppp

maameemoomoo thank you!!!

Tracylow said...

我看见有很多巧克力,我喜欢巧克力蛋糕哦~

sean said...

很多巧克力丁,我喜欢!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Tracy & Sean 哈哈你们都是巧克力的疯狂粉丝哦!

tigerfish said...

Sounds good! I like mochi but never had it in a cake!

crustabakes said...

i love mochi, but never had them in cake form, i guess i should give this a try!

j3ss kitch3n said...

tigerfish then you should try it soon!

Lina you really shd try this out!

Yummy Koh said...

If I know you break for so many days I would have dated you. I was so bored with the 4 days break ... read until almost dozed off!

Mary said...

These really do look wonderful. I've never had these in cake form. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

j3ss kitch3n said...

Chris hahah! i thought you busy mah coz you told me meet up after cny hee!

Thanks Mary hope you have a wonderful day too!

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