Amazing Rice Cooker Chocolate Cake

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My new “smart” electronic rice cooker that bakes :lol:

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My chocolate cake that was amazingly cooked in a rice cooker

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Good evening, dear friends :D

Yesterday, I used my new rice cooker for the first time and instead of cooking rice in it, I baked a chocolate cake! Yes! I BAKED a cake in it – not steamed, not boiled :lol:

I had followed a recipe that came with the rice cooker and I wasn’t really having any great expectations of a cake baked in a rice cooker, but I was really amazed by the light and fluffy cake texture that was evenly cooked throughout – no burning, no hard bits at the bottom (as the heat in the rice cooker comes from the bottom)…a perfectly normal looking and tasting cake as we would have it if it were baked in an actual oven! :shock:

All I did was prepare the cake batter in my mixer, pour it into the non-stick, greased rice pan, set the menu to “Cake” and the timing for the baking to 50 minutes and it was all set to go. When the cake was done, there was a beeping sound to tell me that the cake and the rice pan were ready to be removed from the rice cooker. I let them cool for 5 minutes and it was easy inverting the cake onto a plate. I did the chocolate fudge separately and I admit that I am not very good at spreading frosting, hence the dodgy picture! :lol:

Voila! There you have it – a chocolate cake baked in a rice cooker! :D

Added – 29 March, 2009

My Rice Cooker Chocolate Chip Cake

Ingredients for Cake -

Butter 130 gm

Castor Sugar 120 gm

Eggs 3

Self Raising Flour 150 gm, sifted

Chocolate Chips 30 gm

Vanilla Essence 1/2 tsp

*

Ingredients for Cocoa Mixture -

Cocoa Powder 30 gm

Sugar 70 gm

Water 110 ml

*

Method

1) Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

2) Add in eggs, one at a time, and continue to beat for 2 minutes

3) Add vanilla essence

4) Fold in sifted flour and cocoa mixture alternatively, beginning and ending with flour mixture

5) Add chocolate chips and mix well

6) Pour mixture evenly into greased rice cooker pan/pot

7) Select “Cake” function on the Rice Cooker Menu, and set timer to 50 minutes

8 ) When cake is done, remove the pan/pot from the Rice Cooker

9) Let cake cool for 2 minutes before inverting cake slowly onto a plate to cool

10) Decorate cake before serving

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Here are the ingredients to other types of cakes. The preparation method is similar to the one above.

Rice Cooker Prune Cake

Butter  125 gm

Sugar  200 gm

Eggs   2

Vanilla Essence       1/2 tsp

Self Raising Flour   180 gm

Baking Soda (sifted with flour)    1/2 tsp

Water   70 ml

Prunes, steamed and cut    120 gm

*** Sifted flour and water is to be added  alternately into the batter

*

Rice Cooker Orange Butter Cake

Butter   135 gm

Castor Sugar   135 gm

Orange Rind  12gm

Eggs   3

Vanilla Essence   1/2 tsp

Orange Juice   1 tbsp

Self Raising Flour, sifted   190 gm

Fresh Milk    1/2 cup

*** Note – Orange Juice is to be added with water, and the flour is to be alternated with fresh milk, beginning and ending with flour

*

Orange Icing/Frosting

Icing Sugar   1 cup

Butter   15 gm

Orange Juice   2 tbsp

- combine sugar and butter. Stir in orange juice. Stir in container over hot water until icing is spreadable.






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49 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    mywoodenrobot said,

    Oh my goodness. My two favorite things fused together? Rice and cake? I love it! When I move out, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a rice cooker that awesome. =]

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    Or just visit first at http://apt310g.ning.com

  2. 2

    rozalia said,

    Congratulations my dear friend! :)

    Your cake looks great and I’m sure the is super too.

    Happy cooking.Love always,rose xx

  3. 3

    rozalia said,

    “taste” ….sorry ! xx

  4. 4

    sweetrosie said,

    Goodness! Who would have thought! That is a beautiful looking chocolate cake, and it was cooked in a rice cooker!

    That’s amazing :)

  5. 5

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning from KL, dear Jane, Rose and Sweetrosie! :D

    Sure is an amazing little gadget, isn’t it? :lol: Hey, Rose, I wish this rice cooker was “super”, too – then it can be Super Rice Cooker as in Superman and then it can help me to clean my house! :lol: :roll: :roll:

    Jane, I have became a “visitor to your apartment” – wow, it’s a cool and interesting place! I’m sure we ladies here can have a good chat there, too! I saw some queries put up there related to decluttering which I could help in answering….something in my forte! :wink:

    Have a wonderful day, ladies!

    Love and hugs,

    choesf :D

  6. 6

    yen1908 said,

    Hi choesf

    Congratulations to you for getting a Supper Rice Cooker that could simply bake a cake! That’s really amazing! Could I do the same in mine or yours has some special features?

    Happy cooking!
    take care
    yen

  7. 7

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning, my dear yen! :D

    Thank you! After my really old basic rice cooker, this new one seems to have “super capabilities”….:lol:

    Mine has a function on its menu in the LCD Panel that says “Cake” and there were even some cake recipes that came with the instructions booklet. There is a timer also for pre-set cooking times. I think the heat is regulated for baking, else, if we bake a cake in a regular rice cooker, I think it will be very dry.

    But I really like your new washing machine that plays a melody whenever the wash cycle is completed! :lol:

    Happy preparations for Chinese New Year – I am now going to de-clutter my living room.

    With love and hugs,

    choesf :D

  8. 8

    Josh said,

    I have a rice cooker as in China we don’t really use ovens. I’m wondering if in a normal rice cooker there is some way to make a cake? Hmmm

  9. 9

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello and welcome, dear Josh :D

    I think a normal rice cooker has too much instant heat and would likely burn the cake at the bottom is we were to bake it – we can make use of the normal rice cooker for steamboats because of its quick boiling capability. I have seen some rice cookers that uses its “Porridge” function setting to bake a cake.

    However, you can use a steamer basket and steam an egg-cake in your rice cooker? :wink:

    Have a wonderful week ahead!

    With peace and harmony,

    choesf :D

  10. 10

    Barb said,

    Yep, you can bake a cake with a typical “on/off” type of rice cooker. I just did a coconut-pecan upside-down cake in mine.

    I put a piece of greased parchment in the bottom of the pan, greased the rest of the cooker, put in the “topping” ingredients, since it was an upside down cake. Poured in the prepared batter from a cake mix (1/2 a box, 1/2 the ingredients), and set the cooker for 40 minutes. When taking off the lid, I was careful not to let the condensed water fall back on the cake. Dropped a tiny plate in the cooking well, fliped the bowl and plate over, and the cake came out on the plate.

    Beautiful and delicious. You can join “ricecookergroup” at yahoogroups.com. They have lots of rice cooker recipes that have nothing to do with rice. You can also get Debra Murray’s cookbook for the rice cooker, that can turn your rice cooker into a slow cooker or oven for baking. It’s called, “Rice Cooker Creations.” Look for it at hsn.com. Happy eating….cheers!

  11. 11

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there and welcome, dear Barb :D

    Thank you so much for your ricecooker cake instructions, information and link. Wow, your coconut-pecan cake sounded so delicious. We can now be more adventurous with our little rice cooker! :D

    Happy Baking!

    With peace and joy,

    choesf :D

  12. 12

    Barb said,

    OOPS! It’s “ricecookerrecipes” on yahoogroups.com! Sorry for the wrong group listing. I’m still experimenting with the cakes. I just did an Almond Poppyseed cake from the Krusteaz Muffin Mix. I added 1-2T more water and a tsp of oil. It probably only needed 35 minutes to bake. (I went 40). Definitely the cake mix was better than the muffin mix, probably because of the additional stick of butter, but it was still good. I’m going to try banana bread in there soon! I am also planning on layering a lasagna in there and see what happens…

    And by the way, your cake looks yummy!

  13. 13

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear Barb :D

    Thank you for updating us with the link to Yahoo Groups’ rice cooker recipes”. Wow, you sure know how to make your rice cooker cook many things for you and I’m very interested in how your lasagna turns out! :wink:

    Happy Baking with your rice cooker! :D

    With peace and joy,

    choesf :D

  14. 14

    Barb said,

    I haven’t done the lasagna yet…it’s still on my list of things to do. I did however do this recipe, and it worked great. My kids loved it.(They can feel the grainy feeling in a roux style mac ‘n cheese, and won’t eat it.) Keep experimenting with your rice cooker!!!

    Creamy Rice Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

    Deb Murray’s recipe.
    SERVES 4

    Ingredients
    2 cups dry macaroni
    1 cup chicken stock (*I added a little more)
    1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
    1 1/2 cups shredded mixed cheeses (mild cheddar, Vermont cheddar, mozzarella, and fontina) (*for the kids, I just did cheddar and mozzarella)
    2 tablespoons butter
    1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
    1 pinch cayenne pepper

    Directions
    Place pasta and liquids into rice cooker. Close lid and press cook.
    When pasta goes to keep warm, add the other ingredients, stir with paddle. Close lid and keep on warm till ready to serve. Stays terrific for hours. Reheats are great too! (If you find your cream or half and half is bubbling up too much for your cooker, don’t put it all in at first. Reserve some to mix in with the butter, salt, pepper, and cayenne. )

    I jazz up this recipe for my husband and myself, but keep it pretty plain for my kids.

  15. 15

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Thank you so much for your lovely Rice Cooker Macaroni & Cheese recipe, dear Barb. You are really an amazing cook with the rice cooker! :lol: Another good thing is the rice cooker can keep the food warm for us. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Have a nice week ahead!

    With peace and joy,

    choesf :D

    P.S. I have made your recipe’s font BOLD, for easier reading by visitors here. I love your recipes and would love to see more when you have some time to type them here – I appreciate the time and effort that you have put into the recipes. Thank you! :wink:

  16. 16

    Mo said,

    Hi! Your cake looks great !!!!!!! I was wondering if you could share your recipe with me.

    Thank you,

    Mo

  17. 17

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there and welcome, dear Mo :D

    Okay, I will post the Rice Cooker Cake Recipes here but first, I have to go look for that little booklet of recipes as soon as possible .. :oops:

    With peace and joy,

    choesf :D

  18. 18

    tria said,

    i would also like this chocolate cake recipe, thanks! :]

    • 19

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear tria :D

      I have edited my post here and added in my Rice Cooker Chocolate Cake Recipe. :wink:

      Happy Baking!

      With peace and harmony,

      choesf :D

    • 21

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Poonam :D

      The recipe I have for this Chocolate Cake came with the rice cooker (as per picture), which has a “Cake” function. I’m not sure if it will work on your rice cooker model but you can give it a try and see. Just keep an eye on the cake occasionally to check for doneness and your rice cooker has only 1 heat setting. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  19. 22

    ritalooi said,

    hi,i just want to know how much(RM) the rice cooker?what the brand?n where can i get it?

    • 23

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear ritalooi :D

      I’m sorry I don’t know how much this rice cooker cost as I had redeemed it as a gift against my credit card points. However, I have seen other models that also has a “bake function” costing around RM200 plus or so. You can get them at major electrical stores all over or in shopping centres. :wink:

      Have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  20. 24

    Susan said,

    Thanks sooo much for sharing your cake recipe.
    I had this tiny old second hand rice cooker and no oven. I really
    had the urge to bake so started serching the net for inspiration.
    Your choco cake was the first I stumbled on and I have been converted
    ever since. So much so I went out and bought a brand new
    rice cooker with sooo many funky functions.
    Are you still experimenting with new recipes in your rice cooker?
    I’m gonna try another of your recipes, the prune cake.
    I have tried a few more and thought you might be interested in trying them out.
    I have also set up a webstite. Feel free to have a nosey. :)

    • 25

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Susan :D

      I’m glad my “rice cooker choco cake” post inspired you to get a multi-function rice cooker. :lol:

      No, I only baked a cake that one time in my rice cooker as I wanted to test it out. I had posted the other recipes here due to some requests. For those without an oven, this type of rice cookers would be good.

      Now, I want to try out that pumpkin cake recipe at your blog – I have never made a pumpkin cake before. It sounded so scrumptious and moist from your description. There are many health benefits of eating pumpkin :-

      1) it reduces the sensitivity of carcinogenic substances
      2) it prevents spread of cancerous cells
      3) it removes cholesterol
      4) it strengthens the kidneys and liver
      5) it enhances cell regeneration

      So, it was very good that you had chosen that month to cook as many pumpkin dishes as possible. I will be back there to check on those recipes. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  21. 26

    mike said,

    Hello,
    I was wondering if it will work for cake mixes that come in a box?

    Thanks,

    Mike Oh

    • 27

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Mike Oh :D

      I’m afraid I don’t know know if the box type cake mixes will work or not in this type of rice cooker….but I’m guessing that it just might work….if you do try it out, do let us know here, okay? :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  22. 28

    benbes said,

    wow, that is a perfect cake in a rice cooker, never thoughth of that even i have zojirushi rice cooker, thank you for sharing tips and recipe, I will try it as soon as possible, I always buy my cake from outside, it is time to do it at home.
    zojirushi rice cooker

    • 29

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear benbes :D

      Zorirushi is a very good brand of rice cooker…I’m quite sure it will be able to make a fantastic cake with its cake function. I, too, usually buy my cakes outside but here, I was testing out the rice cooker’s bake function out of curiosity. Wow, was I impressed! :lol:

      Happy Holidays!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  23. 30

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  24. 31

    Alisa said,

    I love rice cookers! They are just so versatile, but baking a cake in one is really a surprise. I dont think it would work with the one I have, but I would definitely think about this brand the next time I buy another rice cooker! Great post!

    • 32

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Alisa :D

      Yes, this particular model of rice cooker bakes cakes and I am still amazed by it. Perhaps, I should try and see if a regular cake batter recipe will turn out well in it also. :lol:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  25. 33

    [...] fancy rice dishes, steam vegetables, cook other grains, or even prepare entire one-pot meals– chocolate cake, anyone?  This makes it an excellent tool for vegetarian college students whose dining hall options [...]

  26. 34

    wow, this is a great recipe. I knew you could do all sorts of things with a rice cooker, but this is great. I can’t wait to try it. Boy does that cake look good

    • 35

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear fuzzylogicricecooker :D

      Yes, the new range of automatic rice cookers has wonderful features. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  27. 36

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    So is that a Panasonic rice cooker and how many cups, please?
    Sounds great as I do not have an oven.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Daphne

    Hi there and welcome, dear Daphne :D

    Yes, that is a Panasonic Rice Cooker – it can cook 10 cups of rice. :D

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

  28. 37

    Hi happyhomemaker

    Thanks for sharing ur lovely cake recipes,

    I have a toshiba ricecooker, also a fuzzylogic type. Supposedly able to bake a cake, but i cant find a recipe for it. There is no cake menu either. Do u think i can use your recipe and just press the cook button ??

    Miss B

    • 38

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Miss B :D

      I’m not sure if it will work when your rice cooker doesn’t have a cake function…but I think you can give it a try. Just follow one of the recipes here and see how your cake will turn out. The only problem is not knowing when the cake will be ready and not get over cooked. Perhaps the fuzzylogic may be “intelligent” enough for that?

      Let me know how it goes…I’m curious, too. :wink:

      Do have a wonderful weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  29. 39

    catherine said,

    hey 10s alot for de recipe….i bought de same rice cooker but i lost de recipe book….will try to make this dis coming weekend….ur cake looks wonderful n yummy!!!

    • 40

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Catherine :D

      Thank you for your kind comments. :D

      I’m glad you found the recipes for your same model of rice cooker here. It’s very easy to bake the cake in it.

      Happy Baking!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  30. 41

    catherine said,

    i’d baked it last weekend….it turns out great…every1 loves it…….will surely bake it again…10s again

    • 42

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Catherine :D

      I’m glad you give the recipe a try and it turned out great for you! It was easy, yes? :lol:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  31. 43

    toms r. said,

    Wow.. That’s a good experiment. I never thought of baking in a rice cooker. Congrats. Your cake is a success! Thanks for sharing the steps too!!

    • 44

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Thank you for your kind comments, dear toms r. :D

      Do have a wonderful week!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  32. 45

    sneha said,

    bt i ve a simple ricecooker,which have no timmer and also no cake menu….then its safe to prepare a cake in this cooker

  33. 46

    Iris said,

    Hi there:

    Does the size of the cake comes perfectly from the rice cooker? I never use a rice cooker, but i am considering to buy one with a baking function. Thank you for sharing!!!!

    • 47

      Hi there, dear Iris :D

      Yes, the cake just comes out smoothly and perfectly from the rice cooker. The inner cooking pot has a non-stick interior. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  34. 48

    geraldine said,

    I have a tefal rice cooker with the cake function. Today will try ur Yummy Orange cake


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