Friday, September 18, 2015

Rabbit Kluang Mooncake 兔子形居鑾月餅

Last year i replicated the famous Kluang mooncake using my best melt-in-mouth pastry . It was well received by my family especially my sister. This year i got this idea made them into rabbit shape, as i feel the original rugby ball shape is quite big to pack them. Furthermore Chinese believed the Jade Rabbit was an animal that lived on the moon and accompanied Chang'e, read more here, so it is a lucky animal ^_^.

I use the leftover pastry to make the baby rabbit  ^_^

How to shape them..

Rabbit Kluang Mooncake 兔子形居鑾月餅
*makes 8 rabbit mooncakes

For the pastry
175g butter, room temp
50g condensed milk or sweetened creamer
255g cake flour
1 egg yolk

400g white lotus paste or your choice of paste
8 salted egg yolks (brush with rice wine, steam for 5-10mins)

Egg wash- 1 egg yolk +1tsp milk


1. Cream butter and condensed milk till light
2. Add in egg yolk, and beat until combine.
3. Mix in flour, mix till become a soft and not sticky dough.
4. To weight lotus paste for 50g each, wrap one salted egg yolk inside.
5. To weight pastry for 50g each, then wrap the lotus paste with pastry, roll into egg shape. Place on a lined baking tray.
6. Pinch two small piece of pastry (~2g each), shape like rabbit’s ear, place on top. Use a toothpick to press a straight line on the ears.
7. Use the tip of a chopstick, to make two small holes for the eyes. And use a toothpick, to press a “V” as for the mouth. Egg wash the mooncakes.
7. Bake at a pre-heated oven at 160C( fan forced) for 30mins (last 10mins using fan forced).

Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover


arwen said...


I'm newbie to baking and cooking.
Can I substitute rice wine with shao shin hua tiau chio instead ?


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Arwen, you can but not so much as I afraid Shao Shin wine a bit strong in taste .

Agnes said...

Very cute rabbit moon cakes with baby rabbits..the kids will definitely love them.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying this recipe this evening with the help of my nieces. I'm sure they would love to shape the rabbit. Wishing you & family a joyous Mid Autumn Festival.


My Little Space said...

Wow... cute little bunny mooncake. Another beautiful creation from Sonia's kitchen.
Have a great week ahead dear.
Blessings, Kristy

Anonymous said...

If I want to omit egg yolk,how much lotus paste should I replace?

Helen Chan said...

Hi Sonia
Great ideas to make this bunny mooncake! Cute! Kids will love them!

Rachel Yee said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia
Possibility to advise, I use ur recipe to bake Kluang mooncake but it crack when I slice it. Why leh?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia,

Thanks for posting the recipe. I made it few days ago. The mooncake tasted really good. Could you advise why the skin cracked and also cracked/fall apart when cut?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Anonymous , this pastry is flaky that's why it sometime cracked after cut or baked .

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, is there any difference between using Hong Kong flour and cake flour? I noticed the difference in recipe between your kluang moon cake recipe and this. Thank you!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

anonymous, both are almost equally same, you can use either one of them in the kluang moon cake recipe.

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