Chocolate Cake with Tofu and Rice Flour
Chocolate cakes are normally very dense and heavy because they use butter and eggs. This egg-free recipe uses rice flour to accommodate rich taste and flavor of the cake. Rum is optional as it can be substituted with other liquors or vanilla extract.
Tofu makes this recipe a very healthy and moist chocolate dessert. Drain the tofu prior to mixing into the batter.
All rice flour is naturally gluten-free. Make this dish completely gluten-free by using gluten-free substitutes for other ingredients as needed.
One 9x5x3 inch loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans
|¾ cup (144g)||firm tofu|
|1 cup (180g)||rice flour|
|1⅓ teaspoons (6g)||baking powder|
|2 tablespoons (12g)||cocoa powder|
|2⅔ tablespoons (33g)||sugar|
|¼ cup (36g)||chocolate chips|
|2 tablespoons (24ml)||dark rum, other liquors, or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)|
|⅓ cup (66ml)||rice or other vegetable oil|
|2 tablespoons (39g)||honey|
|¼ cup (42g)||unsweetened chocolate, chopped|
|⅓ cup (90ml)||soy milk|
|1½ cups (600ml)||heavy cream|
|2 tablespoons (24g)||sugar|
|Mint and powdered sugar for garnish|
Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C).
Drain tofu with paper towel. Mash with a fork.
In a bowl, combine rice flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Add the tofu, sugar, chocolate chips, rum, rice oil, and honey. Combine well.
Melt the unsweetened chocolate in another bowl held over a simmering pot of water. Heat soy milk, just warm enough to the touch. Combine with melted chocolate. Add the milk chocolate into the batter. Mix well.
Spray loaf pan with oil. Pour the batter. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
In a bowl, beat heavy cream and sugar over iced water until soft peaks form.
Serve the cake with the whipped cream, dust with powdered sugar and mint.
- This recipe uses US customary units. Measurement equivalents include: 1 teaspoon = 5ml, 1 tablespoon = 15ml, and 1 US cup = 237ml or 8fl oz. (1 metric cup = 250ml or 8.5fl oz.)
- The cooking time using microwave oven in this recipe is based on 1,000W in the US.
- The temperature and baking time may be different depending on the oven used. Please adjust accordingly.
- All rice flour is naturally gluten-free. Make this dish completely gluten-free by using gluten-free substitutes for other ingredients as needed.