Few-Ingredient Steamed Rice Cake

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Recipe Information

# of Servings: 8
Recipe Created By: Maren Chiu


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 is a steamed cake and will very moist and not the same as a oven baked cake.


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