Matcha Mochi Cake

Matcha Mochi Cake

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can coconut milk (thick and creamy - not the refrigerated kind we use for cereal)
  • 1 stick of butter - melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup honey (and additional for drizzling at the end)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • dry roasted coconut shreds for topping

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2.  Combine butter, eggs, coconut milk, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Combine the remaining dry ingredients (minus the coconut shreds) in a separate bowl, mix well until everything is evenly incorporated. 
  4. Slowly start mixing the dry mixture into the bowl of wet mixture. Your consistency should be that of cake batter. If you feel that it is too thick, add 1/4 cup water.
  5. Line 9x13 inch Pyrex dish with parchment paper, so the sides are overlapping. This will be useful when pulling the Mochi cake out of the pan later on.
  6. Pour the mixture into the lined baking dish. You can either sprinkle the coconut shreds on top now, before baking, or you can do it once the cake is out of the oven.
  7. Bake for 60 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. If you have not sprinkled the coconut on prior to baking, you can do so now. If you are doing the coconut at the end, drizzle honey on top of the cake prior to topping with coconut shreds.
  9. Cool overnight, in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap. This will allow the cake to form the dense texture that we are know and love from Mochi.

About

I specializes in clean eating and gluten-free meal preparation. Born in Russia, I spent summers at my grandmother’s house, near the Black Sea, where there was a plentiful garden, in an area where everything was grown and nothing was prepackaged or manufactured.  There, I would go mushroom hunting and fishing with my grandfather and, every evening, we would gather around the outdoor stove where I helped prepare dinners.

My passion for cooking came from those summers. 

After moving to America, I discovered The Joy of Cooking, by Irma S. Rombauer, inspiring me to attend the Art Institute of Los Angeles’ culinary program, becoming a private chef, soon after graduation.

In 2012, while in France, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, prompting me to cease consuming gluten and developing a bevy of gluten-free, clean eating, and healthy-living recipes.

Since 2012, I have been teaching private cooking lessons, as well as providing meal-prep and catering services, in Southern California, upon request. If interested in any of the above services, and for any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.