Puffed rice cakes were produced from a blend of ground black rice (GBR) and medium-grain brown rice (GMBR) by using a rice cake machine. Effects of moisture content, heating temperature and heating time on quality of the black rice cake were investigated. The specific volume of black rice cakes showed an increasing trend with increasing tempering moisture, heating temperature and heating time. The hardness of puffed black rice cake decreased as tempering moisture and heating time increased, and was influenced more by GMBR content than heating temperature. In general, the black rice cake lightness and yellowness decreased steadily with increasing GBR content, while tempering moisture, heating temperature and heating time did not significantly affect the colours of black rice cake. On the contrary, the redness increased with increasing GBR contents. The weight loss during tumbling was not found at all puffing conditions.