05 July 2010

Rice Cooker Sponge Cake

Can you really bake a cake with a rice cooker?

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!



Anonymous said...

Kekeke, I should give it a try too, since my mom obviously had the same rice cooker & she just brought it out for use after we moved into our new place ;p

cuz Hwee

Anonymous said...

I tried it out! Cake tasted more like a 'kueh' and yummy (gone by the next day ;p) though mine's a tad charred at 31 mins...

cuz Hwee

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