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Sesame Honey Mochi Cake

January 30, 2019
3 Ratings
Photo by Three Hungry Bellies
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Makes 16
Author Notes

This mochi cake is lightly sweetened with a touch of honey and topped with toasted sesame seeds making this the perfect, chewy, and gooey dessert! Oh! And its gluten free! —Three Hungry Bellies

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet rice flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl combine the confectioners sugar, rice flour, milk, honey, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Don't worry about over mixing because the batter because it doesn't contain any gluten! .
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Once the 20 minutes are up, take out the dish and sprinkle on the sesame seeds. Throw the dish back into the oven for another 20 minutes.
  5. It should be bounce back when pressed. Eat it while it's warm or at room temperature. Cynthia & I agree that having a warm piece of mochi is the best thing

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8 Reviews

Ellen September 26, 2020
Absolutely wonderful!
Though we used molasses instead of honey for it, the result was very very nice.
Olivia S. July 25, 2020
I brought this to a party and everyone loved it! Make sure you steal an edge piece before your guests get to them, they are crispy golden and perfect! My only change would be trying to get more of a honey flavor, I felt it was too subtle (but it could be that I used boring honey!).
Jessie M. March 16, 2019
The instructions include vegetable oil, but there is no oil in the ingredients list. How much oil is needed?
Three H. March 17, 2019
So sorry about that! Its 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. Thank you for letting me know! :)
Jessie M. March 17, 2019
Thank you! Will make this soon!
Three H. March 17, 2019
Of course! Let me know how it comes out! :)
Jessie M. March 18, 2019
Turned out great! I love mochi and sesame and this is a great blend of both flavors. Thank you for the recipe!
Three H. March 18, 2019
Im so happy you liked them! Thank you for trying it out! :)