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Chocolate Mochi Cake

This slightly chewy and chocolatey mochi cake is just the perfect munching snack with some brewed hot tea/coffee, and I love that they are not too sweet.

This slightly chewy and springy cake is a must try, so different from the usual cake, but oh so good. It is just the perfect cake alongside a cup of afternoon tea or coffee, and definitely a good dessert to round up a dinner. Bring this to a pot luck and see them disappear at an alarming rate, so make sure to make two and save one for yourself.

Chocolate Mochi Cake

Chocolate Mochi Cake

Unlike normal cake, this cake is made with mochiko (sweet rice flour), so it is perfectly safe if you or your loved ones are allergic to gluten. I recommend using this one from Koda Farms. Any extra can be used to make daifuku, or just make even more of this cake. The cake cannot be stored in the fridge since it will become hard, so just leave the leftovers at room temperature in your kitchen counter. As such, please consume the cake within 2 days. If you can’t finish them all, just bring the rest to your friends or colleagues. I am sure they are going to be very happy with you :)

Chocolate Mochi Cake

Chocolate Mochi Cake

Chocolate Mochi Cake

5.0 from 1 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 16

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  • 1 cup mochiko (sweet rice flour)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 can (12 ounce) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit (180 Celcius). Grease an 8" x 8" pan, set aside.
  2. Whisk together mochiko, sugar, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter and chocolate in a small sauce pot over low heat, then pour into a mixing bowl.
  4. Using a mixer on low speed, slowly add evaporated milk, vanilla extract, and egg into the butter and chocolate mixture.
  5. Again on low speed, slowly add the mochiko mixture. Stop mixing once the batter is smooth.
  6. Pour the cake batter into prepared pan, bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the cake no longer jiggles.
  7. Remove from oven, let the cake cool completely in the pan. Slice into serving portions. Store leftovers at room temperature.
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  • Tuty Tuty says:

    Hi Anita, Since the recipe states to use mixer on low speed, can I just use whisk (haven't bought another mixer since the old one died on me)? In addition, can the chocolate be replaced with white chocolate or butter scotch chip? Kindly advise.

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Tuty, yes I think you can use whisk, just make sure there is no lump in the batter. And, yup, the semi sweet chocolate can be replaced with any chocolate of your choice.

  • Tuty Tuty says:

    Thanks for the response, Anita. This is almost like the "fancy version" of Wingko Babad (babat) if you are familiar with this treat from Semarang. I am going to try this soon. Have a great 4th of July weekend!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Yup, it does! Happy 4th of July weekend too Tuty :)

  • Ruby Ruby says:

    Hi, Can you give me the ratio for using a whole box of mochiko? Since I have no use for left over mochiko and with teenagers in my house, I may as well make a large batch. Thanks Ruby

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Ruby, 1 just measured and a box of mochiko (16 oz) is about 2.5 cups in volume, so you will need to make 2.5 batches in one go to finish a box.

  • B B says:

    Thanks for sharing. Is the batter meant to be very runny?

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi B, sorry for the late reply. But yes, the batter is on the runny side.

  • Julie Julie says:

    Hello! Do you know I could substitute the semisweet chocolate with cocoa powder instead? I have tons of cocoa powder I’m trying to use up. Thanks!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Julie, I haven't tried it with cocoa powder, but I found a recipe that is very similar to mine but using cocoa powder. The author states in the article that the 3 tablespoons of chopped chocolate in the recipe is optional, so you should be able to use only cocoa powder. If you do give it a try, please share how it goes. :)

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