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Butter Mochi Recipe - Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau


Butter Mochi, is a delicious desert made from mochiko flour and coconut juice, common throughout Hawaii and a favorite desert at many luaus. A local Hawaii favorite, Butter Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made with coconut and butter.

This recipe is courtesy of the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu. Guava Cake is served at their Ali'i Luau.

For more information on the Polynesian Cultural Luau Center Ali'i Luau visit their website.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 30 pieces


  • 1 lb butter
  • 2-1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1lb mochiko flour (can be found in the Asian food section in your local market)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 ounce coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Bake in oven preheated to 350 degrees for 1 hour in a 9x13 pan or 325 degrees in a Pyrex pan.

Use plastic knife to cut. Makes about 30 pieces.

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