Double Chocolate Mooncake

I tried my hand at baking my own mooncakes this year for the first time and I chose to make my favourites, chocolate mooncakes. I make my own mooncake skin and I bought ready-made fillings so I don’t waste too much time cooking the fillings.

As it is, making the mooncake dough takes up a lot of time already.

Double Chocolate Mooncake

Double Chocolate Mooncake

Here’s the recipe I used:

Double Chocolate Mooncake


270g plain flour, double sifted

30g cocoa powder, double sifted

3/4 tbsp alkaline water

295g golden syrup

70ml peanut oil

1 tsp chocolate essence

1 tsp coffee essence

1.5kg chocolate filling (can buy ready made from shops)


1. In a bowl, combine the alkaline water, oil and syrup. Leave for 5 – 6 hours.

2. In another bowl, sift the flour and cocoa powder together. Remember to sift it twice to ensure a smoother dough.

3. Add the essences to the alkaline water, oil and syrup mixture. Stir till well mixed. Fold in the flour mix.

4. Stir till it became like a dough consistency. Leave for another 5 – 6 hours.

5. Form small balls with the dough and flatten it. Add in chocolate filling (about 3 tbsp if medium sized) and wrap it up with the dough.

6. Lightly dust the moulds with flour and then push the ball of dough-wrapped fillings into it. Lightly knock out the moulded pastry onto a greased baking tray.

7. Bake the mooncakes at 180 degrees Celsius for about 12 minutes.

Do note that you can add egg glaze to the mooncakes to add some shine to it but do be careful. Putting too much egg glaze could cause it to look like these:

Overload of egg glaze could cause this effect

Overload of egg glaze could cause this effect

For the egg glaze:

1. Add egg yolk, a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp water together. Stir till well combined and strain it.

2. Using a brush, lightly brush the strained egg glaze over the tops of the mooncakes.

I hope you enjoy these mooncakes. It is definitely for chocolate lovers!

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Comments: 5

  1. foongpc September 1, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Wow! Mooncake and chocolates are my two favourite food, so a double choc mooncake is a double bonus! The mooncakes in the photo here don’t look that appetizing to me, maybe it’s because of the excess egg glaze you mentioned.

  2. xin September 2, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    wow! i really salute your spirit of DIYing mooncake. I had some chocolate mooncake too this year 😀 but i bought it! hehe

  3. Foong September 3, 2008 at 12:20 am

    foongpc: the mooncakes don’t look appetizing but it sure tastes good!

    xin: I saja wanna try mah. Now I have so many mooncakes, I think I probably won’t go crazy over mooncake buying ever anymore.

  4. Deven January 10, 2009 at 4:05 am

    I have never had a moon cake, never even herd of them but now i have top do a week of feast project at school on the moon festival so i’m going to try to make some differant kinds of moon cakes for people in my class to try… wish me luck

  5. Geneve May 9, 2009 at 11:25 am

    I live in Australia and I don’t really know where to buy Alkaline water and mooncake mould. (I live in Melbourne). Do you have any idea where i can get them. and for the chocolate filling, is it just a chocolaate filling?

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