Butter Mochi

User rating: 5 out of 5 stars (18) Reviews

Demonstrated by: Helen Kuoha-Torco.
Aloha Festivals - August 16, 2003.


Butter Mochi

  • 1 lb mochiko (Japanese glutinous rice flour)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) evaporated milk


  1. Preheat electric oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan or two 8 x 8 x 2-inch pans.
  3. In a large bowl, combine mochiko, sugar, and baking powder.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with a wire whisk.
  5. Pour into prepared pan(s) and bake for 50 to 60 minutes then let cool.

Makes 24 servings.


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My favorite butter mochi recipe!

by Mapuana on 3/8/2024

I didn’t have evaporated milk but used a can of sweetened condensed +1 cup sugar to make the 3 cups of sugar .. ( the condensed milk has 2 cups of sugar already ) Baked in a 8X8 nonstick pan. It was a “ cake like texture..” The outside had a tender and crunchy crust ! Baked at 350• for 50 minutes. ONO ke ‘ ia ! ?? Very happy with the results.. )

by Kaimana on 2/27/2023

First time I used this recipe and my family loves it. The only thing I changed is the amount of sugar. I used 2 1/2 cups. Thanks for the recipe.

by Manny on 7/15/2021

Delicious.. Do not change anything! ONO KE IA' ?? THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE

by ANONYMOUS on 5/28/2021

I made this last night. I was afraid to use the 3 cups of sugar( most of the recipes i googled call for 2 cups)....but i decided to trust the recipe and follow it properly. I'm sure glad i did. It turned out great. Makes a big pan, so i shared some with my neighbor and mum. I will try it with coconut flakes next time! Its the simplest recipe to put together! thanks from Toronto, Canada

by Char on 5/19/2021

Best mochi recipe ever. I have tried several and this turns out perfect every time. I like to add flaked coconut in the batter which is a nice addition

by Diana S. on 5/8/2021

This is by far the best recipe for soft on the inside, crispy on the outside butter mochi I've tried so far. Since I don't have access to canned evaporated milk, I used whipping cream and whole milk instead and it came out very creamy. Per request I added 7 Tbs of instant coffee (for one 8x8 pan) to one of my many batches and my coffee-loving boyfriend loved it!

by ANONYMOUS on 2/3/2021

This was my 2nd butter mochi recipe I attempted and this was the ONE!!! I love this amazing recipe. Thank you for sharing it with all the correct ingredients and its measurements! My grandbabies love it as well as their parents.

by Kehau Kalauli on 3/22/2020

This recipe is amazing!!! I make it all the time and people always rave about how good it is! I’m so glad I stumbled on this site for the recipe.

by Karen on 3/1/2020

I was searching for a local recipe and I’m glad I came across this one. I made this treat for myself but the whole family ate it all! Even the ones that don’t even like Mochi were impressed with this recipe. So easy to make and the outcome is delicious!

by Telina on 2/20/2020

This recipe makes the best butter mochi. The secret is the evaporated milk. Mix well with a power mixer.

by ANONYMOUS on 9/24/2019

Super easy and comes out ono everytime

by Naomi K on 4/11/2019

Always the best recipes, ever since they came on little index cards. This is a solid butter mochi recipe. Nice and soft, with faint coconut taste. Not burnt on the edges like the recipes with too much butter.

by ANONYMOUS on 1/17/2019

I've tried other butter mochi recipes, but I really like this one. Maybe because I knew Helen. RIP beautiful lady. Mahalo.

by Dona Sakata on 1/17/2019

5 star! I love this recipe.

by ANONYMOUS on 11/10/2018

I haven't had moch since I moved back to the mainland several years ago. One of your employees posted it on facebook and I couldn't resist, so I rushed down to the store and bought the ingredients. This was so easy to make and has a wonderful taste! It brought back some of my best memories of living on the islands. Thank you so much for the recipe. Scott.....

by Scott Myhre on 3/5/2017

The best butter mochi, and easy to make. I keep the ingredients on hand so I can make it anytime.

by ruthe on 12/28/2016

Used this recipe during the holiday season. Seeing as how I have a rather large extended family, I decided to give each family group a pan of Butter Mochi. I must have baked at least 20 8x8 pans over the weekend. Everyone loved it! Now I can make my favorite treat whenever I have a craving for it. Thank you!

by Shawn J on 2/14/2016