I've had a Zojirushi Home Bakery Mini Breadmaker for almost a decade now. And I pull it out now and then to make a delicious loaf of bread. But I've never used the other settings, one of which is CAKE. Yes, I know, how is this possible? Well, I guess I was just waiting for the right cake to make. I'm still not sure what internet black hole I had fallen down when I found this recipe, but butter mochi cake is a dessert beloved by Hawaiians. And now I know why. Soft and chewy, but with a great buttery flavor and topped with coconut? Winner. I just hope you have a Zojirushi breadmaker to bake it in.
1 large egg
¾ cup whole milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
⅔ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup sweet rice flour (Mochiko)
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup sweetened flaked coconut, divided use
Make sure the kneading blade is properly attached, and add the ingredients to baking pan in the order listed, except for the coconut.