Green Tea Mochi

For Christmas, my sister got me a Nordic Ware baking pan I wanted.  It bakes sheet cakes with daisies on one side.  I’ve been trying to decide what to bake with it and the other day I decided to try to make mochi cake with it.

I chose a green tea mochi cake.  I thought having the top decorated with flower designs would be a nice touch to the cake.

Boyfriend and I have found that we really enjoy eating the cake while it is still a bit warm because the edges have an extra crispy chewiness, much like the brownie edges.

Green Tea mochi cake


  • 16 oz Mochiko rice flour (or can substitute for any brand of glutinous rice flour)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder


1. Cream the butter with sugar.  It helps to melt the butter a little first.

2. Mix in the evaporated milk to the butter/sugar mixture.

3. Mix eggs into the mixture.

4. Mix in the rice flour, baking powder and vanilla.

5. Mix in the matcha green tea powder.

6. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 pan.

7. Bake for approximately 1 hour at 350 degrees.

8. Let cake completely cool, allowing the mochi to set, before cutting and serving.

8 comments on “Green Tea Mochi”

  1. Hi Kirbie! That cake pan is so cute! your desserts with green tea always look so yummy. where do you get your green tea powder and the mochiko rice flour? I want to try out your recipes 🙂

  2. I get my green tea powder from Ranch 99, located in the tea section. The mochiko rice flour I get at Ranch 99 sometimes and Nijiya market sometimes. This recipe is really simple!

  3. I love this Green Tea Mochi cake! How lovely is the cake pan!

  4. thanks for the info! I’m going to attempt a mochi cake this week :o)

  5. Thanks! I’m adoring this pan. I will have to find more recipes to use it with.

  6. Yum! I baked some matcha cookies over the weekend too. 🙂

  7. I love matcha cookies!

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