Butter Mochi Cake

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This is a delectably rich, buttery, and simple-to-make rendition of the traditional Japanese dessert of red-bean mochi. Traditional Japanese mochi is made from sweet rice flour mixed with water, steamed, and formed into small patties filled with sweetened red bean paste and lightly dusted with confectioner's sugar. This butter mochi cake is a westernized version of the traditional mochi, for it incorporates butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla and is baked.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups rice flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 (18.75 ounce) can sweetened red bean paste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch Bundt pan or a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and milk. Stir in the rice flour and baking powder. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Drop red bean paste by scant teaspoonfuls onto the top of the cake. If spoonfuls are too big, the filling will sink to the bottom.

  3. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cake springs back when lightly touched. If using a Bundt pan, invert the cake onto a serving plate. Cake must be completely cooled before unmolding from Bundt pan, or it will be too soft to hold its shape. Serve small slices of this very rich cake at room temperature or slightly warmed.

Variation

This cake can be baked without the sweetened red bean paste. Instead, sweet red bean sauce (which is whole red beans in a sweet syrup, is usually used in Asia over grated ice to make a dessert, and is readily available in cans) can be served in a dollop on top, or to the side, of each slice of cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

446 Calories
11g Fat
80g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 446
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 194mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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