Rice cooker chocolate cake recipe

My recipe articles reflect my eating style and you'll find recipes that are Paleo, low carb, và Japanese.

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A New Way to Cook

Spring has officially arrived, and there's a sense of anticipation in the air. To many Japanese, cherry blossom trees in full bloom signify new beginnings and the perfect time of the year to start something new. For me, it's about reflecting on the first quarter of the year, taking stock of what I've done so far, and seeing whether I can make further positive changes in my life.

Cooking with rice cookers is more energy efficient than stove tops. I've made a vow to be more conscious of the world around me—that every action we take has consequences in the larger scheme of things. Two years ago, we switched all our appliances ( i.e., electric stove tops, ovens, air conditioners ) khổng lồ energy-saving ones.

At the same time, I started experimenting with my rice cooker for things other than just rice. I knew others were already doing this, và after I found out how much energy cooking with your rice cooker actually saves, I've started lớn use it a lot more.

I still use my smart oven ( all-in-one oven, grill, microwave ) when I need to, but for some things, the rice cooker does a really good job. For instance, I can make a good pot of soup easily with my rice cooker. It not only saves me a lot of time, but it's also a much more energy-efficient method of cooking than using your stove top.

Baking Cake the Easy Way

Today I'm going khổng lồ show you how I make an easy cake using the rice cooker. Lớn keep things simple, I've used a cake phối right out of the box, so it's as simple as 1, 2, 3. The texture of the cake will not be exactly the same as those you make in the oven. But it turns out surprisingly moist & good enough to lớn satisfy any cake lover. Here are some things khổng lồ keep in mind when cooking with your rice cooker.

Helpful Tips

Cooking time will depend on your individual rice cooker.You may have to make your cake cook for an extra round or two, depending on your rice cooker.Some rice cookers come with a cake mode, which makes it even easier.
I've kept this recipe as simple as I could và served the cake with some fresh strawberries & whipped cream. If you like, you can cut the cake into layers (after the cake has cooled completely) lớn make a nice domed-shaped layer cake.

Helpful Tips

Use your favorite cake set brand and flavor. The amount of eggs, water and oil will vary depending on your cake mix, so follow the directions accordingly.


1 box cake mixeggswaterOilfresh strawberries (optional)whipped cream (optional)

Step-By-Step Instructions With Photos

Just follow along with the photos below, and you're on your way to the perfectly moist cake.



Step 1

Have all the necessary ingredients ready. My cake set calls for 3 eggs, water và oil. In my case, I've used grapeseed oil lớn make the cake just a little healthier.

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For a richer-tasting cake, you can opt to use butter.


Step 2

Put all the ingredients into a large bowl và mix using an electric beater or wire whisk. I find using a whisk is easy for instant cake mixes & makes for easier cleaning, but it's really up to you.

Just make sure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. However, don't overmix! You'll kết thúc up with a tough cake. Yuck!


Step 3

After two minutes, my cake batter looks something like this. Since I've decided to use a strawberry cake mix, the batter makes my entire kitchen smell like a field of strawberries.

You can use any flavor you like. Chocolate, vanilla or strawberry...it's really your choice!


Step 4

Most rice cookers are non-stick, so you can pour the cake batter right in. Once the batter is poured in, turn on the switch of your rice cooker.

Depending on your rice cooker, you may have to vì chưng this 2-3 times. Some modern rice cookers come with a convenient cake mode.

Step 5

By the way, my rice cooker sits right next lớn my bread baker & doesn't take up much space. It's become one of my favorite appliances lớn use.

The sleek và modern design makes it perfect for small kitchens like mine.

Step 6

Check to see that your cake is done by touching it lightly with your fingers. If it springs back lớn touch, it should be ready.

Step 7

Take the cake out of the rice cooker & cool it on a wire rack. If you're frosting the cake, let it cool completely.

If you prefer to eat it as is, wait 10 minutes and eat it while it's nice and warm!

Step 8

Just to fancy it up a bit, I've decided to lớn serve my cake with some homemade whipped cream & strawberries, sort of like strawberry shortcake but way easier.