I was skeptical when my mom said her rice cooker had a "BAKE" function. I googled "rice cooker cake recipe" and found that there was indeed such a thing! The rice cooker works like a steamer, so technically, it could work.
Curiosity got the better of me and I promptly searched my trusty BB for my favourite sponge cake recipe. Would it work in a rice cooker the way it works in a convection oven? I had to try...
- 2 eggs
- 50g sugar
- 1 tsp condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (I tried maple syrup today)
- 60g cake flour (or 50g plain flour + 10g cornflour)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 25ml milk
- 45ml oil
1 - Whisk eggs till light and fluffy. Then gradually add sugar, condensed milk, and vanilla extract.
2 - Sift flour and baking powder twice.
3 - Gently fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk and oil.
4 - Pour into greased rice cooker pan.
5 - Press the BAKE or COOK function on the rice cooker. Sit back & relax.
6 - The cake should be done when the timer goes off. (Mine took about half hour.) Remove and cool on a rack.
It looks just like a sponge. And feels just like a sponge!
Add some eyes, nose, and a mouth, and you get spongebob roundpants! LOL
Here it is, flipped out on a cooling rack.
You'll get a perfect evenly browned cake in a perfectly symmetrical shape every time!