Jelly Mooncake

A friend from States, Phuong, whom I known thru my blog requested me to send some mooncake mould to her about 2 months ago. While buying stuff for her, I get some of the props for myself too. I bought 2 different design and shapes of mooncake mould and a packet of Red Man jelly powder.

This is my way of cooking without refering to the cookbook. The jelly mooncake turned out quite ok but still need some room of improvement.


  • 1 packet of Red Man jelly powder (or any brand that you favour)
  • approximately 200ml of coconut milk (I emptied a box of pre-packed coconut milk)
  • 1 liter of water
  • 180gm sugar
  • colouring

For the filling:

Mung beans (pre-soaked for 6 hours. Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar on it before steaming them for about 20minutes till done)


Red beans (pre-soaked for 6 hours before cooking under slow fire or crock pot with sugar for about 1.5 hours till done)


  1. Mashed mung beans and red beans using a shieve. Discard any husk from the red beans that can’t be mash.
  2. Boiled approximately (cos I just simple pour half of them in the pot) half of the 1liter water into a pot and half of the sugar into the pot. Emptied 1 packet of jelly powder into pot and stir them under medium fire till dissolved and boiled.
  3. Scoop 1 ladle of mixture into the mung beans and 1 ladle of mixture into the red beans. Stir to mix mixture evenly. Now this is a quick multi-tasking.
  4. Pour the remaining water and sugar into the pot again and cook till boiled. While waiting,
  5. transfer the mung beans and red beans on a plate and cool them in the freezer to save time.
  6. Back to the mixture, once boiled, emptied a box of coconut milk and stir. Switch fire to the lowest possible.
  7. Separate mixture into 2 pot with 2 different colourings. I used natural food colouring for red. That is beetroot and since I have nothing for the orange, I used edible colouring. Discard beetroot once you get the colour you desire.

  1. Pour mixture into your mooncake mould about 0.5cm height only. Cool them in the freezer to safe time.
  2. Remove from freezer after about 5minutes. Transfer back to freezer if mixture is not harden yet.
  3. Cut out filling according to your mould size as in the picture.
  4. Place the paste on the centre. Arrow is indicating the base of the jelly. Remember to use a fork to make scarring on the surface of the jelly so that the first layer (base) and second layer will stick together. Remember your fire is still burning on low? Never let the jelly mixture cool down or else, they won’t stick to the first layer too. Now that you have finished with the paste and such, this is the time to switch off the fire. This is the full view of the mould.
  5. Pour the remaining jelly mixture in the mould covering the paste.
  6. Cool them in freezer to safe time. LOL. I am so impatient right?
  7. Cut and serve.

This is the red square jelly mooncake using beetroot as colouring:

The cut out showing the red bean paste:

Towards the ending when I have not enough mixture for one mould, I just mix together what I had and came out with a multi coloured mooncake.

Even the paste is mixed:

Mission accomplished!

The adults love them but my two kids discard the bean paste and just eat the jelly. Actually I don’t like the paste too. haha! You should try making this jelly mooncake. Very easy only.

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  1. debbie said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

    hey, i wanted to try that too. mind to tell me where i can find the mould?? i’ve been looking for it. Or can you help to buy???

    Seriously, i want to do Jelly Mooncake le…

    The Queen says: You can find the mould from shops selling baking stuff or even in pasar malam. You know the stall where they sell kitchen stuff? Sometime the aunty have them there. To be safe, I am sure baking shop have them. Try to look around if not then I help you to get the mould.

  2. jazzmint said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 3:30 pm

    wahh…syiok…eh should do just jelly, no paste keke…

  3. emily said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 3:47 pm

    Hi! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial!

  4. Fei said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

    I’ll make the jelly mooncake without paste.
    I like jelly only.

  5. Hijackqueen said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 3:59 pm

    LOL@Jazzmint & Fei

  6. plain.jane said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

    i wanna try this!!!

  7. huisia said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

    wow, you so “geng”…the jelly mooncakes look very pro-making.
    I wanna try, but wonder can i find the mold here..

  8. Lil said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 4:55 pm

    hmmm i remember having some of these when i was home, specially made by an aunt of mine… now you make me want some more…

  9. plain.jane said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 5:04 pm

    btw,…. any other flavor suggestions 😛

  10. Hijackqueen said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 5:07 pm

    Plain Jane, you can try yam and sweet corn. I’ll add more if I can think of any.

    Lil, go go! Make them now. 🙂

  11. aj7 said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 6:12 pm

    Didn’t know it is that easy to make jelly moon cake! 8) Terima kasih!

  12. day-dreamer said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

    I like. But now exam time, no time to try. 🙁

  13. allthingspurple said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 9:42 pm

    Yippee !! The mooncake post is up !! ha ha. I am going to try your way. Only I will be using a block of another coloured jelly inside instead of paste . jelly all the way, cos I think my kids are going to ignore the paste like yours do!

  14. Ms.___2 be! said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 10:41 pm

    I just ask my friend to get me molds too but it’s really pricey when it comes to shipping…hehehe. I am looking for a pie tee mold now, do you know if their avaliable and how much do they usually cost?

  15. Julian said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 6:19 am

    Hi miss jessie..

    “Remember to use a fork to make scarring on the surface of the jelly so that the first layer (base) and second layer will stick together.”

    can you explain wad that means? i dun really understand :/sorry

    The Queen says: Hmm… let me see if I can rephrase them in another word. You see, if you have two smooth surface, they won’t be able to stick together. Which means after the jelly has set, they will fall off/depart from each other. The tips to make that 2 surface to stick together is to scratch the base with a fork. If you look clearly into the pic, I have lines all over the surface. Hope this explain all.

  16. siechoo said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 7:10 am

    very very nice 🙂 how i wish i have the mould to do it 🙂

  17. jasmine said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 8:08 am

    wow!! your jelly mooncake looks really yummy!!! good job!

  18. athena said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 8:27 am

    WAH!!! jelly i like…maybe you sud whack in fruit paste instead of bean paste….:)

  19. MsP said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 9:16 am


  20. jacss said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 10:11 am

    hi jessie….that’s amazing!! yr mooncake jelly looked so prof….
    made me feel both easy & complicated….guess must try out to know!! if i ever wana do this, i will surely be back for d recipe…thanks!

  21. 3lilangels said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

    wow, that’s fantastic. You made it look so easy, though I’m sure that’s not the case. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Lian's Parenting Tips said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 4:56 pm

    Looks delicious. But I’m sure my kids would request 100% jelly too 🙂

  23. chinnee said,

    September 12, 2008 @ 5:44 pm

    i always wanted to make this, but no chance yet to try yet. thanks for the tips, hey, i added ur blog into my reader (so that i will not miss any of your posts even though i visit u later on).

  24. Irene said,

    September 12, 2008 @ 6:14 pm

    waaaaaaaaahhh… if terus see the last pic, tot u beli from shop. memang pro! tabik o.O

  25. a-moms-diary said,

    September 13, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

    Looks so good, like those they sell in shops. And you even make your own filling, fuyoh! I’m really impressed!

  26. HL said,

    September 13, 2008 @ 10:48 pm

    Wow this is so great! I learn how to do mutli-layer jelly from here indirectly 🙂 thanks!!

  27. sue said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 1:31 pm

    Lazy to do the filling la 😛

  28. Hijack Queen » Bento Mania #45 said,

    October 6, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

    […] taking the pic, Eldest daughter didn’t want the Omochi so I replaced them with my homemade jelly mooncake and decided to take another picture. This time I squeeze in a small container of ketchup for […]

  29. chumpman said,

    February 18, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

    The jelly mooncakes look lovely, I will sure try to make and give away for coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Need to look for some nice moulds from now

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