Jiuhua vegetarian cakes are mainly made of Jiuhuashan's vegetarian, sealwort, green bean powder, supplemented with edible oil, white sugar, and salt.
It was said that a successful monk from Jiuhuashan is diligent and thrifty. He uses the extra vegetarian food to make a cake shaped food to help poor people and strengthen the body of hungry and sick people. Some people thought that this kind of food could be used to solve the problem and compete for this vegetarian cake. Then, the monk taught local people to make plain cakes, and thus the plain cakes were handed down in Jiuhuashan.