Kirbie's Cravings

Matcha mochi cake

photo of three slices of Matcha mochi cake on a plate
Over Thanksgiving, I had baked some pumpkin mochi cake for BF’s parents. BF’s mom really liked it and so for Christmas, I decided to bake her some green tea mochi cake.

photo of cake slices lined up on a plate

I thought of using my Nordic Ware Daisy Cake Pan* so that the tops of the cake pieces would have a pretty flower pattern. For some reason, the crust stuck to the pan and so the flower pattern was ruined. While I’m a nordic ware pan fanatic, this pan has been hit and miss for me. I made sure to properly oil and flour the pan but the mochi cake didn’t come out of the pan easily. I’ve had moderate success with this pan. Sometimes the baked goods slide off, sometimes they stick.

Luckily the cakes still came out alright, though not as pretty as I wanted. They still tasted good.
Matcha mochi cake

If you love mochi you might like my Butter Mochi recipe, too. Or, for more green tea try my Matcha Marbled Cake.

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Matcha Mochi Cake

Servings: 1 cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
My family loves mochi cake, a chewy cake made with glutinous rice flour, and this version is made with matcha powder.


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


  • Cream the butter with sugar. It helps to melt the butter a little first. Mix in the evaporated milk to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix eggs into the mixture.
  • Mix in the rice flour, baking powder and vanilla. Mix in the matcha green tea powder. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for approximately 1 hour at 350°F.
  • Let cake completely cool, allowing the mochi to set, before cutting and 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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photo of a stack of three slices of cake

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2 comments on “Matcha mochi cake”

  1. This cake looks insanely delicious. I have to try this one. I’m a mochi and cake lover and this is going to be a sure fire hit over the weekends with family. Great idea you got here. It helped a lot!

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