Easy and cute pumpkin cinnamon rice cake or mochi made using fresh pumpkin and glutinous rice. This pumpkin inspiration dessert is perfect to make during Halloween season, a creative decorative treats with little effort required!
Counting down Halloween in 3 days. How exciting!!! Are you still looking for some Halloween treats recipe to impress your friends and family? This cute celebration dessert made with 4 simple ingredients is your last minute dessert option. It is attractive, taste delicious and high in nutrition, most importantly they have the wow-factor and perfectly suit Halloween theme.
Rice cake also called mochi in Japanese is a type of dessert often made with sweet rice flour or glutinous rice flour with water, sugar and corn starch. Mochi is sweet, chewy in texture and cute round in shape. This type of dessert normally comes with paste filling and the most popular flavour is red bean/Adzuki bean.
To make these cute pumpkin-shaped dessert, you can either steam or bake them. The traditional way of making rice cake is through steaming method so you get the soft and chewy texture from the cake.
However, in this pumpkin rice cake recipe, I chosen to bake them in order to create a double layered of colours and textures. The top crust part is grey orange colour with dry crease lines while the lower and inner part of the cake are brighter in orange colour to match the pumpkin appearance. In term of the cake texture, it is soft and chewy on the inside similar with chewing gummies candy for a closer definition with an addition of a crisp crust from the top. They taste wonderful and I’m absolutely loving it!