Mung Bean Cake 綠豆糕

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Mung Bean Cake is a traditional Chinese dessert that’s mainly made with only mung beans and sugar. It’s very easy to make and a good snack for the whole family. You can use a mooncake mold to press them into very nice shapes, or simply press them with your hands.

Mung Bean Cake

Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 people


  • 1 Potato Masher optional
  • 1 Mooncake Mold optional


  • 400 g Peeled Mung Beans
  • 70 g Corn Oil
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 50 g Maltose or Maple Syrup
  • Water


  • Soak the mung beans in water for 5 hours. Then boil them in water for 3 minutes. Drain the water, steam the mung beans for 45 minutes, smash them with spoons or potato masher.
  • Add 70g oil to a non-stick pan, add the mashed beans, add 100g sugar and 50g maltose or maple syrup, stir over the lowest heat whene everything is combined together and has a smooth consistency.
  • Take about 40g of the mung bean puree and form it into the shape of a mooncake(about 2cm thick), you can also use a mooncake mold


This recipe yields about 16 mung bean cakes.
They can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, put them in a lunch box to avoid drying out.
Keyword Cake, Mung Bean, Sweet
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