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Mini Coconut mochi seashells

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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.

close-up photo of Mini Coconut mochi seashells on a plate

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.

photo of a plate of Mini Coconut mochi seashells with coffee

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Mini Coconut Mochi Seashells

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
These bite-sized mochi are fun to eat. They’re flavored with coconut and have a nice chewy texture.


  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 (16-oz) box Mochiko flour
  • 6 oz milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (13.5-oz) can coconut milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat eggs and sugar together. Add vanilla, butter, milk, coconut milk and water. Add in mochiko flour and baking powder.
  • 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.
  • Cool completely before serving.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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Mini Coconut mochi seashells

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6 comments on “Mini Coconut mochi seashells”

  1. I pick seashells at the seashore…oh…at kirbiecravings 😀

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

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

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

  6. 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!

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