Vanilla Butter Mochi

What is Butter Mochi?

Buttery, Chewy, Caramelized, Deliciousness all in one bite. Butter Mochi is to Hawaii, as pound cake is to the rest of the US. It is the dessert that everyone wanted to sign up to bring to the pot-luck because it's so simple to make, or the most common baked good at your middle school's bake sale. 

Butter Mochi is one of the desserts that contained pieces of every culture in Hawaii within it. It was also the reason we got scoldings for having oily, shiny fingers at a family get together when we were little (Pronounced Hanabata Days in pidgin).

After making this recipe we urge you to try your own unique take on this childhood favorite!


Vanilla Butter Mochi Batter

We will need the following:

 Manoa Bake Co. Mochi Baking Mix 1 Bag
Unsalted Butter or Vegan Butter Substitute 120g
Eggs or Egg replacer 1 Egg
Brown or White Sugar 100
Vanilla Extract 10
Water or Milk 320



  1. First, start by preheating your oven to 350F or around 177C(ish). If you are like us, you most likely have had things ready to bake, only to turn around to a cold oven. Save yourself the trouble and make sure you do this now.
  2. Microwaving your butter in the microwave.
  3. Once the butter is melted, Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  4. Fully incorporate all ingredients and add to a lubricated non-stick pan.
  5. Place plan in preheated oven for 30 mins or until the top is golden brown and crispy.
  6. Let cool completely, cut into preferred size and share.


Pro Tip:

  • It will hurt, but let your butter mochi cool to room temp before you cut into it. Hot mochi will most likely stick to your knife. 
  • If you really need to cut your mochi, run the knife under some water.
  • Do not leave Butter Mochi unattended when cooling, or Menehune will come out and eat your treats (Pronounced children, or significant others in english). Use a wooden spoon to keep them at bay.
  • Also we apologize, this isn't the greatest food photography, but we are trying to get better!



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