Rice Flour Chocolate Cake


rice flour chocolate cake-Honest Mum

Light, tasty and quick to make, this is my Mum’s favourite cake recipe. Let me know if you try it.

rice flour chocolate cake-Honest Mum


Makes 8-10 servings

  • 110 g mixed brown and white rice flour (we love Doves Farm gluten free rice flour)
  • 20 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 56 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 125 g granulated sugar
  • 42 g  bittersweet dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 100 ml whole milk, at room temperature


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease an 8-inch round cake tin and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Whisk or stir rapidly to form a chocolaty mixture.

In another large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, adding in the melted chocolate until combined.

Beat in egg and vanilla to the mixture. Add the flour and milk.

Pour the mixture into the  cake tin and bake for approx 35 minutes. Insert a skewer into the centre to check it has cooked through.

Cool and serve with single cream if you like.

rice flour chocolate cake



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61 Responses

  1. Joanne

    This cake looks so yummy but I only have white rice flour, can I just use that or do I need the brown?

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  3. Anupama

    Thank you for my first rice flour cake ! It turned out awesome. I was sceptical because I am an infrequent amateur baker.. I didn’t know if the rice flour I used for south Indian cooking would work.. I substituted eggs with flax seed+water and 1/4 cup banana, and used cane sugar instead of granulated sugar. Didn’t have applesauce at home but went ahead anyway, very doubtfully….but it was delish , moist, crusty on the outside. Will be peeping into your other recipes soon 😊

  4. Jeanne

    You list baking soda but no measurement in ingredients. What is the amount of baking soda?

  5. Jennifer

    Hi I like your rice flour chocolate cake recipe. Just one question though, is there just baking powder or even baking soda in the recipe as when reading the method both baking soda and baking powder appear.

  6. Wendygirl

    I am just about to bake this for my lovely niece Ellie who has a gluten-free diet. Just one question, the recipe says ‘beat in egg, cream and vanilla ti the mixture’ but there is no mention of cream in the ingredients….. am i missing something??

    • honestmum

      Thanks Wendy, sorry that’s a mistake and I’ve removed it. Hope you love the cake, I have lots of gluten-free recipes on the blog, thanks x

  7. Clare

    After trying MANY wheat and wheat free recipes this is a real winner! absolutely fantastic! perfect flavour and texture. thank you so much!

  8. Miss Polkadot

    Rice flour – it’s one of those ingredients on my to-try list yet I keep forgetting about it. Maybe because we can’t find it in stores over here meaning I’d have to grind my own. Your cake looks amazng and I’m envious of the pretty plate.

  9. Kitty - Glamorous Mummy

    I have never used rice flour, I probably should though, as I often find wheat just a bit too heavy. (More than enough stodge in my diet!)
    This cake could well be my introduction to it!
    Thank you for hosting this link, I find so many new blogs & recipes! X

  10. Steph @MisplacedBrit

    Lovely idea! I’ve never even baked with rice flour!
    …Wednesday is my tuesday this week! …But we had a real life #tastytuesday moment, actually baking and eating these beauties 😉
    Thanks for hosting hun! You do a FANTASTIC job.

  11. Mel

    It looks delicious! I wish I had had your recipe a few months ago when Jumpy had her baked egg challenge in hospital. The rice flour recipe I found on Pinterest was rather awful (and gritty, yuk!). I will be keeping your recipe for when the consultant gets her to have her next baked egg challenge. Thanks for sharing lovely!

    • honestmum

      Hope she’s OK Mel and honestly this isn’t gritty at all, you cannot tell the difference between rice flour and wheat in this recipe. I suspect it might be down to the flour, we use Doves Farm Gluten Free rice flour which is wonderful (will add that to the recipe in fact) x

  12. jenny

    WOW that looks delicious. I am on a strict diet at the moment after my long two month time in america but this is mouth watering. it’s pure torture reading this but heaven. Thanks for sharing and hosting my lovely. I will be back on the food train soon and blogging some fabulous festive recipes.

  13. Aimee

    ahhh just as i’m trying to be good I look at this photo! *must not think of yummy looking chocolate cake*


    *adds to list*

  14. My Family Ties

    Wow this recipe sounds and looks really delicious, I love the plate you used too. I will have to give this a try as I am certain my children will love it too! Thank you for hosting such a great link up 🙂 #Tastytuesdays

  15. Vicki Montague

    Wow, that looks like a tasty cake for Tasty Tuesday!! Along with not having gluten in our house, I try and limit rice though…which is tricky when bringing up a coeliac child and it is in everything! Whenever I cook it means I try to avoid rice so that she doesn’t get an overload of it (due to the arsenic in it). I am sure people think I am crazy but no studies have been done yet apart from on rice milk…which the NHS now say shouldn’t be given to under 5’s due to the levels of aresenic v the size of their bodies. It stands to reason to me, that a child who is a coeliac or on a wheat free diet should therefore limit their rice intake where possible…since most gluten-free products are rice based. Anyway, that is my little rant over!! Sorry but it is something I feel really strongly about and worry about for my lo.

    • honestmum

      Oh no worries, really interesting, not heard of that before but will have a look into it. I’d be interested to see Chinese and Japanese studies as it features so frequently in their diet and are some of the healthiest ways to eat in the world.


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