Steamed Rice Flour Cake Made with Few Ingredients

Steamed Rice Flour Cake


One of our members, Maren, contributed this recipe to our Safe Eats allergy-friendly recipes collection.  It has very few ingredients, making it a great option for kids with restricted diets due to multiple food allergies or eosinophilic disorders.


This is a steamed cake and will be very moist and not the same as a oven baked cake:

1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups rice flour
2 tsp baking powder*

In a saucepan, heat water and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool slightly.

Set up a steamer. I use a large soup pan with a cooling rack set inside.

Fill bottom with water and heat until it reaches a low boil. Water should not go above the rack.

Line the bottom of and 8" round cake pan with parchment paper or waxed paper. Put in steamer.

In a bowl, stir rice flour and sugar water until blended. Stir in baking powder. Pour into cake pan.

Cover pan, and steam for 30 minutes. (You can open lid mid-way to add more water, if necessary.)




This recipe is free of: Milk, Peanut, Soy, Tree Nut, Wheat, Gluten, Egg, Corn, Fish, Shellfish, Sesame, Other

Baking Powder:  To make this recipe potato- and corn-free, you can make your own baking powder using this recipe, submitted by KFA member Irene:

1/3  cup  baking soda or potassium bicarbonate
2/3  cup  cream of tartar
2/3  cup  arrowroot powder

To use: 1 tsp of regular baking powder = 1 1/2 tsp arrowroot baking powder

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Steamed Rice Cake
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