These were the 3 cakes I "baked" in my Toshiba rice cooker. I shouldn't say "baked" actually, in fact I cooked them, there is no baking function in my rice cooker, remember? From left to right: (you will never believe this, but this is true) japanese kasutera / castella rice cooker cake, rice cooker moist chocolate cake and rice cooker banana cake!
Thanks to one of my readers, Irene N, she was the one who prompted me to try out cooking this steamed moist chocolate cake in my rice cooker. She had earlier tried out my rice cooker banana cake with great success and she was looking for another similar cake that doesn't require cake-mixer and oven. I was not sure of the timing required then since she wasn't using a rice cooker but a pressure cooker, and her pressure cooker has a much bigger capacity. Luckily it turned out very well for her, and she even emailed me lovely photo of her finished product which I have also uploaded to my blog (here). So I promised Irene that I would definitely try it out in my rice cooker and then publish the recipe in my blog. A promise is a promise, so here it is!
Recipe adapted from my steamed moist chocolate cake recipe, this is the most blogged about steamed moist chocolate cake recipe in the baking blogosphere, courtesy of Aunty Yochana. There are so many raving reviews from bloggers who have steamed it in a steamer, but I am sure nobody has ever tried it in a rice cooker. So instead of steaming on medium heat for 45 min, just cook in the rice cooker for 1 hour (I pressed COOK 3 times, 1st time 29 min, 2nd time 17 min and 3rd time 17 min, total 1 hour 3 min). Do remember to grease your rice cooker pot. The result was fabulous, you have to try it yourself to know how good it is! It was rich, moist and unbelievably addictive, you won't be able to stop at one piece!
On 5 Oct 2013, Amy T sent me pictures of her chocolate cake made using her Mistral 8-cup rice cooker and said, "Hi hi ms B...juz wana share with u the choc cake I made using ur recipe. I added orange juice & zest for refreshg taste. Added chopped almonds too." Thank you Amy!
On 17 Nov 2013, Doreen Y showed me what she did with this recipe using her Tefal 10-cup rice cooker with cake function. She turned it into a rice cooker coffee raisin cake within 40 to 45 min! Thank you Doreen!
On 3 May 2014, Michelle L emailed me a foto of her lovely chocolate cake decorated with strawberries on top. She is using Sanyo rice cooker, 1.8L with rice, soup & porridge options and cook/keep warm function but no baking function. Takes her 45 min to 1 hr to bake a cake. Thank you Michelle!
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[Important : I hope you enjoy this cake as much as I do, and I would be happy if you could give credit where credit is due, and link back to this post if you do make this cake and share it on your blog or facebook. Remember plagiarism is not the best form of flattery.]