Japanese mochi rice cakes are often molded into bite-sized pieces but Trader Joe's is now introducing a Mochi Cake Mix for a limited time that gives consumers a different way of enjoying the taste of the traditional treat. The Trader Joe’s Mochi Cake Mix is said to take inspiration from Hawaii’s classic butter mochi and is made with ingredients such as sweet rice flour, sugar and coconut milk powder.
When it comes to whipping up the Mochi Cake Mix at home, people are able to add their own water, eggs and salted butter. Despite the glutinous nature of the flour base, the finished product is gluten-free, as well as chewy, sweet and buttery.
As the product comes in the form of a mix, there are plenty of customizations that can be made to customize the baked mochi cakes.