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Layered Mochi

A very festive holiday dessert. This dish is worth the extra effort for the steps of making the layers. Use colors to match whatever occasion you are celebrating!
Prep Time25 mins
Active Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hawaiian, Holiday Dessert, Local
Keyword: Layered Mochi, Holiday Dessert, Dish, Mochiko, CookingHawaiianStyle
Yield: 12 Servings.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 1 (16 oz.) box mochiko (glutinous rice flour)
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Green and red food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. 
  • In a mixing bowl; combine mochiko with sugar and baking powder.
  • Stir in water, coconut milk and vanilla extract.
  • Stirring to combine well.
  • Divide mixture equally into 3 portions, using stainless steel bowls for 2 portions.
  • Into stainless steel bowls; add 6 drops green coloring into 2nd bowl and 6 drops and red food coloring into 3rd bowl.
  • Layer 1st colored mixture.
  • Cover with foil; bake 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil; top with white mixture. 
  • Cover and return to oven 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and top with final colored mixture.
  • Cover and return to oven to bake additional 30 minutes.

How To Serve:

  • Remove foil; cool completely before cutting with a plastic knife.
  • Optional to roll in potato starch.
  • Serves 12-14.