I have been tinkering with my favorite Hapa recipe of Butter Mochi. You can read about this dessert in my earlier post in order to gain some history and info about it. Some common variations include adding shredded coconut, anko, or chocolate. I decided to make a batch of butter mochi for my coworkers to try, since one of my coworkers wanted to try it after seeing my picture of my last batch. For fun, I drew inspiration from confetti cake. If you've never heard of confetti cake, or "funfetti cake," its pretty much a white cake livened up with sprinkles that melt into the cake batter and produce little spots of color. Usually it's just a prepackaged mix, which isn't necessarily bad but it can't hold a candle to homemade cake batter. Very popular here in America for little kid's birthday parties, it's pretty nostalgic for a certain generation.
Anyways, I decided to try and make confetti butter mochi! I also added in some shredded coconut and christened it Confetti Coconut Cake! The sprinkles don't really add much as far as flavor, it's merely aesthetics.
Confetti Coconut Cake
1 stick of butter, melted and cooled (1/2 cup) or margarine
1 lbs box of mochiko (3 cups)
1 12-13oz can of coconut milk
3 cups sugar
1/2 tbs vanilla extract
1 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of rainbow sprinkles
Preheart oven to 375 degrees F. Mix
all the ingredients together except the sprinkles. After everything else is well incorporated, quickly mix in the sprinkles. The reason for this is you don't want the sprinkles to start bleeding their color into the batter and turning it all sorts of funny colors. You want the sprinkles to melt in little color bursts in the batter, not mixed. After this, pour into 9x13 inch pan sprayed with
PAM. Bake for 1hr at 375 degrees F or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cut into squares after letting it cool slightly.
I like my butter mochi warm. There are
variations of the recipe that include milk, but I like the fact that my
version is wheat, gluten, and even dairy free by using margarine.
Hapa Food: Butter Mochi