Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Recipe: Matcha Azuki Mochi Cupcakes *gluten free*

Yes, you read it right. A mochi cupcake. 

As I was blog-hopping one day for inspiration to bake, I saw this mochi cupcakes recipe from Nasi Lemak Lover. I was like MOCHI CAKE?! OMG! *BOOKMARK* 

Don't laugh!

Yups, so I went to get my ingredients and there goes the baking! :) 

Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes):
220g Glutinous rice flour

5g matcha powder (green tea powder)

85g unsalted butter, melted

145g caster sugar
180g evaporated milk
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
Cooked azuki (red beans)

1. Sift glutinous rice flour, matcha powder and baking powder into a large bowl.
2. Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add in melted butter, then evaporated milk, mix well.
4. Add in flour mixture, combine well.
5. Place paper cups on a muffin pan, scoop batter and place 1-2 tsp cooked azuki in each paper cup.
6. Bake at pre-heated oven at 180c for 20-25 mins.

Method to prepare azuki:
1.Soak 100g of azuki the night before.
2. The next day, cook the azuki in 800ml of water with 4tbsp of sugar, for an hour or until the azuki is soft. 
3. Set aside and let it cool. 

Excited to send my first batch into the oven!

Tadah~ My babies was cooling on the rack! :'D 

Not sure if you could see from this photo, but this cupcake was indeed very mochi alike. It was both moist (cake like) and chewy (mochi like) at the same time! Me likes! :D

Well, if you're a mochi fan, like me, you definitely won't want to give this recipe a miss! For sure, I'll be baking this again! *insert greedy face emoij* 

Do leave me a comment here or IG if you have any doubts ya? 
Wells, have fun cooking/baking! 



  1. hello may i know what's evaporated milk ?

    1. Hi! :) It's a thick, sweetened milk that has had some of the liquid removed by evaporation.

  2. Hello, can I replace the rice flour with plain flour? Nobody in my family except me likes mochi ): thanks! :D

  3. Where do you get your matcha powder from?

    1. I got it from Phoon Huat!:)

    2. Is it the one called "Bakeable Green Tea Powder"?