Thursday, September 27, 2007

Chocolate Mooncakes

When my friend Lena told me that her family loved these chocolate mooncake, i had to get the recipe from her and with some tweaking, got to make some of these cuties. I used the moulds that are meant for hard boiled eggs and they turned out so well.

100 ml water
70 gm brown sugar
10 gm cocoa powder
40 gm unsweetened dark chocolate
20 gm shortening
1/2 tsp chocolate emulco
60 gm koh fun
2 tbsp wheat starch(tung mein fun) add 2 tbsp of hot boiling water
2 tbsp of steamed cake flour
300 gm lotus /red bean/mung bean paste
60 gm melted unsweetened dark chocolate
1/2 tsp chocolate emulco

Put 100 ml water and 70 gm brown sugar in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir to dissolve sugar.
Pour a little at a time to the cocoa powder and mex well.
Put chocolate and shortening in a bowl. microwave for 1 minute, stir and if chocolate is not totalling melted, microwave another 30 seconds.
Using a bigger mixing bowl, mix the wheat starch with the hot boiling water and stir well. Add iun the koh fun and steamed flour. Mix to combine.
Add in the sugar/cocoa powder mixture and mix.
Add in the melted chocolate and chocolate emulco. Knead well until dough does not stick to the fingers.
Leave covered while you mix the filling.
Mix all the ingredients for the filling until well combine.
To make the mooncakes.
To fit the hard boiled moulds - weigh 20 gm filling and 15 gm chocolate skin.


Little Corner of Mine said...


Glad to know that those egg moulds have other uses rather than just for the hard-boiled eggs.

Suganya said...

They are adorable!

Puspha said...

Wah!!!! very innovative.

arundati said...

oooooo!! they look so cute....!!

singairishgirl said...

Wow, they are adorable!!

Florence said...

It is so creative. I love it.

Tricia Lee-Chin said...

Finally found something else I can do with the egg moulds!

Your Chocolate mooncake looks lovely!!!

BTW, what is chocolate emulco??

lilyng said...


chocolate emulco is a paste and it is used to enhance the color of the cocoa.

Nguyen Family Circus said...

where do you buy the egg moulds at? i love mooncake...and these are just to cute.

Anonymous said...

these things are sooooo cute. where do u get egg moulds from? do these taste like the mooncakes? i love em.

lilyng said...

nguyen family circus and anonymous

these egg moulds are from hong kong and so are the disney characters cookie moulds

May said...

Hi Lily,

Your blog is my current obsession! Funny that most of the food you have in your blog are classics in my hometown of Kuching.

Anyways, I was looking up the Tau Kueh recipe and am having trouble finding the 'kan sui' or potassion carbonate and sodium bicarbonate solution.

Can I just use the powdered sodium bicarbonate (for baking) + water?

I'm a newbie at cooking so sorry if that was a dumb idea hehe =)

Thanks Lily


lilyng said...


it is not a dumb idea, you actually can use baking soda diluted with water although kan sui is a stronger solution.

Nguyen Family Circus said...

Hey lily, did you actually go to Hong Kong to buy it? Or did you buy it online?

lilyng said...

nguyen family circus

how i wish i was in hong kong

my daughter's hong kong client bought them and a co-worker brought them back to denver for us

Anonymous said...

Auntie Lily, any substitute for shortening?

lilyng said...


you can use butter or margarine in this case

Anonymous said...

Auntie Lily, thank you for your response. A quick check - do I use the same amount when substituting it with butter / margarine? Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Lily, do u mean to steam the cake flour if so, can we save the remaining steamed cake flour? or steamed cake flour is a special flour? :P

lilyng said...


this steamed flour is not special, it is just cake flour that has to be steamed in order to get it cooked as there is no more cooking or baking when making the pastry.

yes, you can steam more and leave in air=tight container for future use.

kate said...

Mmmmmm chocolate always my favorite. Can't wait to try this soon.

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