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How to Make Butter Mochi

Butter Mochi Cake is a classic Hawaiian dessert. Its main ingredients are Mochiko flour or glutinous rice flour and coconut milk. It is chewy and very creamy. For added texture, you can put plain unsweetened coconut flakes as toppings or you can mix it with some ground walnuts and grated parmesan cheese. Why don’t you join me in learning how to make this easy and sweet Hawaiian treat!

How to Make Butter Mochi


Wet Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups fresh milk, room temperature (2% reduced-fat or whole milk works fine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled down
  • 1 can (13.6 fl oz) coconut milk (make sure to shake well)

Dry Ingredients

Toppings (mix them all together)


Mix the Wet Ingredients

eggs in a mixing bowl for butter mochi recipe

Preheat the oven to 350°F/176C. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, fresh milk, vanilla extract, melted unsalted butter, and a can of milk. Mix well until well incorporated. Set aside for later.

Mix the Dry Ingredients

Mochiko flour being poured into a mixing bowl for butter mochi recipe

In a separate bowl, combine the Mochiko flour, light brown sugar, baking powder, and Kosher salt. Mix well to combine. Then pour the wet ingredients. Vigorously stir with a spatula or wire whip to well incorporate until the consistency becomes smooth. Make sure to break down any lumps.

Bake the Butter Mochi

butter mochi in glassware prior to being baked in the oven

Slowly pour the batter into a lightly greased 9”x13” baking glassware. Bake for 1 hour at 350F/176C. Insert a stick after an hour and if the stick comes out clean, the Butter Mochi is fully baked. Slice it into squares. It is that easy! Serve warm or cold for snack or dessert and enjoy! For storage, place them in an airtight container and store them on your kitchen counter for 3-5 days.

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Brenda Soto
Brenda Soto
Brenda Soto

Just like my mom used to make!