A while back I tried a recipe for a coconut mochi bundt cake.  The batter was really wet — a lot wetter than the batters from most mochi recipes I've made.  The result was a really chewy cake. It reminded me a lot of chinese new year cake (nian gao) rather than the mochi I am used to.

While the coconut mochi bundt came out beautifully, since the cake was so chewy, it was really hard to eat like slices of cake. I enjoyed the taste, but I wanted to make the mochi smaller. I also wanted them to be slightly less chewy. I thought they would be perfect as bite sized servings, so I took out my Nordicware seashell pan and put the batter into seashell molds. I also adjusted the batter slightly, reducing the amount of milk.

The result were great. The pieces came out so pretty and I liked the bite sized quantities. It made it a lot easier to chew and eat, rather than thick cake slices.

Mini Coconut mochi seashells


1 stick butter, melted

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups sugar

4 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. baking powder

16 oz. box Mochiko flour 
6 oz. milk

1/2 cup water
13.5 oz. can coconut milk


Beat eggs and sugar together.  Add vanilla, butter, milk,
coconut milk and water.  Add in mochiko flour and baking powder.

2. Spoon mixture into seashell pan, about 2/3 full.3. Put in a 350 F oven for about 20 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

3. Cool completely before serving.


6 Responses to “Mini Coconut mochi seashells”

  1. tigerfish — April 30, 2010 at 4:45 am

    I pick seashells at the seashore…oh…at kirbiecravings :D

  2. Kirbie — April 30, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I want to do a whole beach theme with these seashells =)

  3. caninecologne — April 30, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    hi kirbie
    you make the cutest desserts! love the heart shaped coffee cup with the heart shaped handle <3

  4. Carol — April 30, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Those are just so cute! I almost bought the pan but didn’t because I wasn’t sure what to make with them. They would be great for tea time!

  5. Kirbie — May 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I got the cup at Daiso! I love how cute it is too.

  6. Kirbie — May 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    The pan was on my list for the longest time and I didn’t buy it. Then I asked for it for my birthday. I’m so glad I got it because it’s been my most used pan of late. The cakes come out so cute and small. My family likes eating them and it’s a great mold to use to bake desserts to bring to parties, potlucks, etc. I’ve gotten so many compliments on the cakelets I make with this pan. Maybe you should buy it!

Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Thank you for submitting a comment! Please note, all comments are held in moderation until owner approval.

Current day month [email protected] *