The other day I was really craving mochi. I was too lazy to make an entire mochi cake, so I decided to make a quick and easy mochi mug cake. After I finished mixing the batter in my mug, instead of cooking it in a mug, I cooked it into donut shapes, inspired by my recent trip to Mochi Cream.
While this is not meant to be a copycat recipe (though I do plan on playing with and trying to create a mochi donut similar to the ones I had at Mochi Cream), the mochi tastes so much better when they have a cute donut shape. All you will need to make the donut shape is some silicone donut molds that can be microwaved.
I had gotten a Japanese import one as a gift a while back and never had a chance to use it. It’s also available on Amazon. However, I found some other cheaper silicone molds like this one which should work just as well. They even have mini donut ones.
Each regular donut size only needed 1 minute in the microwave and out popped a pretty chocolate mochi donut. Of course you can make this in a mug too.
And if you really really want the donut shape and don’t have or want to use a microwave, you can bake mochi cake donuts using one of my mochi cake recipes.
I also threw on some chocolate glaze to make the donuts prettier. And then I added on some chocolate crunchy balls because my glaze was a little messy.
1 Minute Microwave Chocolate Mochi Donuts
1/4 cup mochiko or glutinous rice flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp milk
1 tbsp oil
1. Combine all ingredients into a mug and mix with a small whisk until batter is smooth. If using mugs to cook, split batter into two mugs and microwave each separately for about 1 minute, or until cooked. If pouring into donut molds, the batter in the mug was enough for two regular-sized donut molds to be filled about 2/3 full. Cook each separately for about 1 minute. If using smaller molds, adjust time according.
2. Once mochi cools, you can decorate with glaze and/or sprinkles.