Monday, November 05, 2012

Matcha Mochi Cake with Sweet Potatoes/Yam


Why green tea you asked?  It's simply because I adore the Redman green tea powder, it's so fragrant and make your baked good vibrant in this beautiful green color.  I made sure I bought some when I went back to Malaysia few months ago. There is no substitution for me!  Not disappointed, my house smelled like green tea when this was baked and this mochi cake really fragrant packed with green tea smell.  If you just want a plain matcha mochi cake, just omit the sweet potatoes.

The texture of this mochi cake is sticky and chewy with the fragrant of green tea and sweetness from the sweet potatoes.  My next experiment will be with taro mochi cake, wait til I get my hands on some taro!

After baking


  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup white granulated cane sugar (can be reduced to 3/4 cup if you prefer it less sweet)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Redman green tea powder or matcha
  • 1 1/2 cup 1% organic milk 
  • 1 (about 12oz) organic sweet potato/ yam

Before baking


1.  Microwave the sweet potato for 3 minutes or until soften.  Poke it with a fork to check for doneness. Do not over cooked it or else it will become hard rock. Or you can steam it for 15-20 minutes.  Let cool, peeled and cut into cubes.

2.  Preheat oven to 350'F and spray your 8" square pan with a cooking spray with flour (for baking).

3.  In a large bowl, add in the first four ingredients, hand whisk to combine.  Then, add in milk and hand whisk to blend well.

4.   Add the sweet potatoes cubes, mix well.  Pour into the greased pan. 

5.   Bake for 50-55 minutes.  Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then invert it to cool completely on wire rack.  Store in an air-tight container and finish it within 3 days.  It will be finished on the day it was baked if you don't have self-control or feed more people.  :-)  Or you can freeze it for later.

Note:  You can omit the sweet potato for a matcha mochi cake.


Belinda @zomppa said...

Why not green tea? Love this beautiful cake (not to mention the color).

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

sound good!

PH said...

Mmmm...looks nice and chewy!

Retno Prihadana said...

it´s look so tempting!

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

I love Red Man Green Tea powder, recently having baked 1 cake and steamed 1 cake with it. It is very fragrant, as you said. Your mochi cake sounds interesting, very tempted to give it a try :)

Stephanie {Clockwork Lemon} said...

That looks so tasty! I love the green colour of the cake

daphne said...

BIG fan of mocha AND matcha you bet I am going to make this! thanks for experimenting and sharing.

Juliana said...

I love mochi and sweet potatoes...why not all in one slice? Yum!
Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week :)

noobcook said...

the sweet potato toppings complement the green tea colour well too.