IMG_7691Ingredients (makes six 100g mooncake)

mooncake skin (recipe adapted from eileen の记事本
112.5g flour
17.5g cocoa powder
85g golden syrup
25g peanut oil
1/2 tsp alkaline water

homemade coffee custard (adapted and modified from Bake for happy kids)
25g butter, soften
60g caster sugar (adjust accordingly to personal preference)
3 egg yolk (from 3 large eggs), roughly beaten
1 tbsp condense milk
40ml whipping cream
60ml coconut milk
20g all purpose flour
15g cusard powder
10g tapioca flour
1.5 tsp espresso powder

IMG_7688食材 (可做6个 100克月饼)

面粉 112.5克
可可粉 17.5克
糖浆 85克
花生油 25克
碱水 1/2小匙

软化黄油 25克
绵白糖 60克 (请依照个人喜好调整份量)
蛋黄 3大个,略打散
炼奶 1大匙
淡奶油 40毫升
椰浆 60毫升
面粉 20克
木薯粉 10克
浓咖啡粉 1.5小匙


IMG_7690– prepare custard before hand. combine flour, custard powder and tapioca flour. beat butter and sugar till light and add in egg yolk in few additions. beat in condense milk, cream and coconut milk. finally, sift in flour and mix well. pour mixture into container and steam over medium heat for 25 mins, stirring every 5 mins

– set aside custard to cool, then knead till it is smooth. cling wrap custard and chill if required. this can be stored up to a week in the fridge before baking

– prepare mooncake skin by mixing all ingredients together. rest dough for 30 mins and divide into 6 portions

– wrap a portion of filling with a portion of dough, press into mould and release on a lined baking pan

– bake in preheated oven of 160 degrees C for 10 mins, remove from oven and cool for 10-15mins. then place it back into the oven to bake for another 10-15 mins

Personal notes/温馨小贴士:

IMG_7686– i used a 100g mould with dough to filling proportion of 40 : 60 (as our family love the skin)
我用了100克,皮对馅比例是40 : 60 (老小孩喜欢饼皮)

– i sprayed some water on the mooncakes before baking

– this mooncake does not need any eggwash

IMG_7689customised mooncake mould? look for 巧手饼妹 
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This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (August 2014, Flour, organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Mui Mui from my little favourite DIY hosted by Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe 

little thumbs upand Best Recipes for Everyone August 2014 Event Theme: Mooncake hosted by Fion of XuanHom’s Mom



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  • Tracy Low11111 says:


  • Mel says:

    Oh so lovely mooncakes!! And……oh….oh….you have your own custom made mould too….how envy. You must be pleased having this mould right? Indeed beautiful.

  • 婉婉下午茶 says:


  • Grace says:

    Another unique one .. 🙂 I want to place order 🙂
    Between, how is the taste of this coffee custard?
    I believe coffee lover will like it.

  • Ann Low says:

    Victoria, haha… both of us are having baked chocolate mooncakes 😀 I brought my mooncakes and coffee along, let\’s have a good chat!

  • LY says:

    What a beautiful combination! Love that you have your custom-made mould too! 🙂

  • I have planned to make this chocolate mooncake this week….nice to see yours especially with personalised moulds, super love!

  • Fion@轩宏妈 says:

    谢谢妳与best recipes分享 🙂

  • Mandy Pang says:

    Hi victoria,
    May I know how to order the mould?

    • Hi Mandy, i provided the taobao link in my post. once you purchase, you need to communicate with the staff through the communicator (i hope you are familiar with Taobao) and discuss with them what you want done.

  • jeannietay says:

    Seen Ann\’s beautiful creation and now yours, so inspired to bake some too!

  • Kelly Ng says:

    好喜欢那个模具哦。 很有VICTORIA的特色。

    我也是看了搵到食的食谱做了这个月饼, 但是成品跟你比差太远了。 你是当天吃吗? 这款月饼不用等回油对吗?

    • 嘿!是你啊!你中英精通!很厉害。。。差点就“认不出”你啦。。。 Cass 也做得很好。。各有各的特色。。:D。。。木有回油。。可直接享用。。。香!好吃!

  • both the mooncakes and mold are equally pretty!

  • 0620 says:


  • Little blue says:


  • 我也是老小孩,特爱吃饼皮滴说。。。嘻嘻~

  • hanchinchin says:


  • Cass says:

    美美美,美极了,维多利亚美眉的手好巧呢,你家老小孩要谢“谢太太” 了,哈哈。。
    谢谢你的link :)

  • Hi Victoria,

    You are so brilliant! I like how you modified the custard filing into the chocolate kind. I think my son will love this too 😀

    Thanks for the website that you recommend… Went into the shop and it is all Chinese. Oh dear!!! I can\’t buy anything at all… Is there any mooncake mould shop that you know has English translation??? Sorry that I\’m totally hopeless with Chinese :p


    • hey Zoe… i know i know… chinese helicopter right unfortunately for TB, u do need some chinese to navigate around, esp if u want customised stuff… i struggle myself actually 😑

  • May Law says:

    哇哇哇。。。亲亲你连自家的模子都有了, 是不是要做大生意了啊! 嘻嘻。。

  • moon says:


  • Waiseh!!!! Victoria bakes mooncake & 谢家月饼,these are really cool,my dear! How much per box? I want to order,hehe .

  • I am dying of envy that you have your personalised mooncake mould! Beautiful!

  • Diana Gale says:

    So cool. Too bad that web site is all in Chinese. My Chinese cannot make it so cannot order! LOL!

  • JesSaBuff says:

    Hi Victoria!
    You\’re always so creative =) Enjoy your posts a lot!
    And it\’s crazy cool to have your own customized Mould!! =D

    Btw, how long do you think the mooncakes can last?
    Considering the Filling is made of eggs and cream and stuff.

    Also, why did you spray water onto the mooncakes? keep it moist?

    I this this would make a great gift, but I\’m afraid they would go bad if left for too long!

    • hiya, thanks for your compliment.. yes, customised mould\’s lots fun. ok, when i posted this, my mooncake had been around for slightly more than 10 days and was keeping absolutely well. of course, it was stored well in airtight container and chilled (return to room temperature before serving).

      i had one that i left in room temperature (just to see out it turned out) for more than a week.. it was surprisingly ok as well (in that the taste was ok, and no one had diarrhoea ;).. but don\’t forget that beijing is a dry country plus i usually have my air conditioning in the hall, so guess that helped. still, i discourage this… (i was like u.. curious to find out how well this keeps)

      spraying water helps to prevent the skin from cracking 🙂

  • Erika says:

    I\’ve never had a mooncake but they look lovely! And your personalised mould is so cute!

  • Zoe says:

    Very nice,it looks so good. I love it very much.
    I hope my family will like it too. <3

  • Weitz says:

    请问能否用全脂牛奶替代whipping cream吗?谢谢

  • Meike says:

    So jealous because they are sooo pretty.. 🙂
    Can I substitute alkaline water with other product or may be omit that altogether? Alkaline water is not easy or may be not available for food in Australia. Thanks

    • Victoria says:

      Hello Meike, you can make very pretty ones too i’m sure.

      Unfortunately you cannot omit or substitute alkaline water (best “substitute” is to mix lye powder with water). it is a crucial element for making mooncake skin as it neutralises the acidity of golden syrup hence preventing the mooncake from developing a somewhat acid taste. secondly, it also controls the “speed” for which the mooncake “returns oil/start to turn oily” . apologies i can’t find a better term to this ~ but this speed controlling affects the texture of the skin. besides, addition of alkaline water also ensures a nice browning of the mooncake. last but not least, the chemical reaction of alkaline water with the acidity of the dough does produce some level of carbon dioxide, resulting in the slight rising, creating a less denser skin but yet maintaining the shape of the mooncake.

      these are just some reasons that i can think of. i do hope this helps. Try searching the asian grocery stores (run by chinese or hong kong chinese). i am sure you can find something there.

      good luck

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