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All Recipes, Desserts / September 12, 2022

The AMAZING Chocolate Rice Cake | No Flour, No Butter, No Oil, Gluten Free

Are you ready for the most fascinating cake ever? This Spanish Chocolate Rice Cake is just that. We´re talking no flour, no butter and no oil, yet its got the most incredible flavor & texture. But the best part? It´s super easy to make, made with simple ingredients and perfect for any occasion.

Chocolate Rice Cake
To make this cake I used Spanish Bomba Rice (10% OFF Your Order with Code ¨ONAFORK¨), which is the one that´s used to make paella. You can use other types of rice, but this type of rice is what gives this cake that incredible texture.

Chocolate Rice Cake
I also used low-fat milk, but you can use full fat, non fat or even plant based milk. Either way, when cooking the milk with the rice, make sure to mix every 30 seconds or so, that way the milk doesn´t develop a film on it.

Chocolate Rice Cake

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: It took me exactly 25 minutes to bake this cake. But every oven heats differently. So it might take you 5 minutes less or 5 minutes more. Either way, you want a slightly creamy texture in the interior.

Chocolate Rice Cake

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Chocolate Rice Cake
5 from 2 votes

Spanish Chocolate Rice Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 261 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 5 cups low-fat milk 1200 ml
  • 4 lemon peels
  • 1 cup Spanish round rice 200 grams
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 150 grams
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 75 grams
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 1.5 grams
  • 2 eggs
  • dash powdered sugar


  1. Add the milk and lemon peels into a large fry pan, heat with a medium heat, once it comes to a light boil add in the rice, mix every 30 seconds

  2. After 10 minutes remove the lemon peels, add the granulated sugar, cocoa powder and cinnamon powder, lower to a low-medium heat, mix until well mixed and then mix every 30 seconds

  3. After a total cooking time of 25 minutes on the rice and you´ve ended up with a thick and creamy texture, turn off the heat and remove from the stove top

  4. Meanwhile crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk together

  5. Once the rice mixture has completely cooled off, add the whisked eggs, mix together until well mixed

  6. Grease an 8-inch round baking pan with a little nonstick cooking spray, add the rice mixture, making sure it´s all in a flat layer

  7. Add into a preheated oven, bake only option (bottom heat) 390 F / 200 C

  8. After 25 minutes remove from the oven, let it rest for 10 minutes, then remove from the baking pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Chocolate Rice Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.004g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 209mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Joseph

    I am alergic chocolate. If I leave it out, what flavor would you suggest as a substitute?

    12 . Dec . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can add fruit, peanut butter or even honey 🙂 Much love!

      12 . Dec . 2023
  2. Jayne

    5 stars
    I made this today. I didn’t get chance to add the eggs, and bake it in the oven as it was demolished before I had chance for it to cool. 🤣

    04 . Aug . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      lol…glad you all enjoyed it 🙂 Much love!

      05 . Aug . 2023
  3. Corinne

    This looks delicious! The Nutritian Facts do not specify how may servings there are per cake or what size the servings are. I know these have to be approximate because this is a cake but I have to count carbohydrates very carefully for insulin dosing and would appreciate some sense of this. Thanks much!

    03 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      The nutrion facts are for 1 slice of cake, they are 8 slices in the cake 🙂 Much love

      04 . Jan . 2023
  4. Stephen

    5 stars
    I made it today! Yum! Not easy to make. A lot of standing around stirring. But the results are awesome.

    30 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      01 . Oct . 2022
  5. Marisa

    Hola! Can I substitute lemon peel with orange peel?

    15 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely!! Much love 🙂

      16 . Sep . 2022
  6. Stephen

    I’d like to try this but I only have basmati rice on hand. Do you think this will do the job or should I purchase some round rice?

    12 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      It will work, but won´t have the best texture 🙂 much love

      13 . Sep . 2022
  7. Jennie Siddalls

    Definitely going to give this a try, it sounds yummy

    12 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Hope you enjoy! Much love 🙂

      13 . Sep . 2022
  8. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me can i use oat milk i never had chocolate rice cake before i love chocolate sooooooooooooooo much perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    12 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya!! Much love 🙂

      13 . Sep . 2022

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