Black rice cake recipe / How to make black rice cake / Eggless black rice cake recipe

Well I am enjoying the experiments with the superfood Black Rice. And today I am going to share a very successful experiment and a beautiful recipe of Black Rice Cake. A cake which is not only healthy but delicious as well. And I bet you gonna love this one.

If you try a research on the health and nutritional benefits of Black rice you will be amaze to know how this superfood really benefits us in regards to our health.

Black Rice has got a very aromatic flavour and slightly Nutty flavour in taste.

Black Rice also known as forbidden rice or purple rice is a superfood with lots of nutritional and health benefits. Some of which are – rich in antioxidants, natural dexotifier, good source of fiber, preventing risk of diabetes, preventing risk of obesity, richer protein content and better heart health.

It is loaded with anti-oxidants especially anthocyanin which is great for diabetics, heart patients and helps brain activity. Its great for skin and hair due to its Vitamin E content. It is also loaded with fibre so it does not spike blood sugar levels. Its rich in iron, hence a good source for vegetarians.

I have shared few recipes of black rice in my blog like black rice kheer, black rice risotto, black rice strawberry mousse, black rice salad and few more lined up. Today I am going to sharing a delicious and healthy cake recipe made with black rice flour and whole wheat flour.

The cake is very flavorful, soft, delicious and amazing texture. This is one of my favourite bake so far. It is a perfect tea cake.

So here’s how to make black rice cake. Please do try out and let me know in the comments below how it turned out for you.

  • Preparation time : 15 mins
  • Baking time : 35 mins
  • Serves : 10


  • 1 cup Black Rice flour
  • ½ cup Whole Wheat flour
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsps warm Milk
  • ½ cup Canola oil (you can use butter or sunflower oil)
  • ⅛ tsp Cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsps chopped Pistachios, Almond and Cashewnuts
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


For the black rice flour, soak the rice for 3-4 hours or overnight. Drain it and sun dry it, not necessary to dry them completely. Grind them into a fine powder.

In a mixing bowl add the black rice flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cardamom powder.

Mix well and incorporate them nicely.

In a mixing bowl add the vinegar, baking soda, mix well and let it stand for 5 mins. Add sugar, milk, oil and mix.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently fold it to make a smooth batter.

Preheat oven @180 for 10 mins. Grease a cake pan with oil and keep aside.

Pour the batter into the greased pan and tap the pan for 2-3 times.

Sprinkle the chopped nuts over it.

Bake the cake for 35 mins. Start checking from 30 mins onwards. A tooth pick inserted should come out clean.

Remove from oven and let it stand for about 5 mins.

Demould it and dust the cake with powdered sugar, cut and serve with your favourite tea or coffee.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Please do leave your valuable feedbacks, I love to hear from you all. Happy cooking!

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

28 thoughts on “Black rice cake recipe / How to make black rice cake / Eggless black rice cake recipe

  1. Hi! Great recipe!
    Just a few doubts……1 cup black rice flour is written in the ingredients so for soaking how much rice do we need to soak?
    And is that an 8 ” pan?

      1. Thank you for replying I plan on making the cake today hope it turns out as good as yours!

      1. Planning to make today night but rice are not fully dry becoz of climate …what to do can we use it or should I roast it first den powder

      1. Hey I tried it …it was amazing everyone loved it and black color was awesome 👍thanks wish I can share a picture with you .

  2. It was simply amazing!! Loved it:) but if double the quantity of ingredients,what about the baking time??

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