Directory of who’s who in the world of business in Japan. I didn't realized that you can can make a simple cake in a rice cooker. Too bad I don't have a rice cooker. The non-stick coating that many rice cooker inserts employ also can help to make the cake easy to unmold and the surface very smooth and almost glossy. Regardless of that the cake was super. ketage (author) from Croatia on June 10, 2013: I use the white rice setting on my rice cooker, seems to work perfectly for me, takes about 1 hour. 7. ( here is a little tip, use butter, it enhances the flavor of the cake). I’ve tried making rice cooker cake a long time ago, and … Fish steaks work particularly well in the steamer basket. Soon. Rice cookers have a preset which automatically switches from cook to warm setting once it thinks the rice is done. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg yolks and fold gently to combine. However the sides n the bottom of the cake was burnt due to issues of the rice cooker I used. My rice cooker has been used to cook soups, steam vegetables, cook fish, and eggs; in fact, the list of dishes that I have cooked in my rice cooker is longer than my arm. A very unique way to bake a cake. Is it coco powder or cocoa? Lightly grease the bottom and sides of the rice cooker bowl with butter. Great photos. Paul Edmondson from Burlingame, CA on June 01, 2013: That looks delicious. lol How did you think of this? If there are lumps of chocolate, remove the bowl from the top of the pot and reboil the water. In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.By subscribing, you can help us get the story right. Add in all the dry ingredients while whisking the whole time. Both types have crumbs mixed with melted butter. I haven't tried this recipe in an oven before, mostly because I am too darned lazy, the rice cooker is just simpler for me, although; my sister has baked it in an preheated oven at 160°C for 1 hour. The Japan Times LTD. All rights reserved. If you're not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site. Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on June 05, 2013: Wow! Sorry im just confused! Sponsored contents planned and edited by JT Media Enterprise Division. You might never bake a cake in the oven again :). (Optimally your bowl would fit halfway inside the pot, the bowl touching the hot water, but not touching the bottom of the pot). 10. Put all the flour, spices, and fruit into a rice cooker to make a sweet spice cake in less than an hour. Again, I don't have an oven at home, so now I know that I can bake a cake on my rice cooker. Mix well, but don’t over mix. test it to see whether it is baked all the way through with a skewer, just to be on the safe side :), Hello, thanks for the recipe its really fudgy and very good. Using a rice cooker to prepare dishes other than rice is very common in Asia. This recipe looks fantastic, I can't wait to try it out! However, it took me about 3hours to cook it in my rice cooker. Please consider subscribing today so we can continue offering you up-to-date, in-depth news about Japan. I´ll definitely try it next time. In the past, I had always baked my cakes in an oven. U.S. House to vote on bill likely to prompt delisting of Chinese firms, Life-size moving Gundam statue unveiled to media in Yokohama, I'm sorry, but I think you can complain a little bit better than that, 'Insta-gran' Kimiko Nishimoto discovers that it's never too late to experiment with inventive photography, Japan crown prince 'approves' of daughter's plan to marry but says financial issue must be resolved. Since we're cooking cake instead of rice, we need to trick it into thinking that it's still cooking rice when making this cake. Emma Kisby from Berkshire, UK on June 09, 2013: Looks interesting, and I love chocolate cake! When baking a rice cooker cake, the type of cooker is important to consider. Use a spoon to mix up and down in an irregular direction.Then pour the mixed yolk paste into the remaining 2/3 of the egg whites. An avid reader, a chef extraordinaire, a mixer of exotic cocktails, and a spinner of tales. 1) Prepare the rice cooker bowl by greasing it with butter. As I continued to read and saw the photos she posted, I was intrigued. Put the bowl back on top of the pot and stir until the chocolate topping is smooth, Pour the topping on top of the cake while the topping is still warm, so it can mold itself to the cake. No butter is used, so compared with butter cake: 1 serving (100 g) Stir occasionally. Add the rum and last 50 grams of sugar to remaining 50 milliliters of whipping cream, whip and garnish as desired. The pics of the chocolate cake looks simply mouth watering. This looks awesome. Open the rice cooker lid. A rice cooker cake is usually light and fluffy, resembling a mousse, while the baked cheesecake is somehow firmer, almost like a custard. Will surely try this out. I don't bake but this article is really awesome I might try to do it some time. Add enough liquid so that the food you are poaching is just covered and cook on the okayu setting to provide just the right amount of slow, gentle heat. This is a great way to teach kids. Since most Japanese apartments don’t come equipped with ovens, you can even harness your rice cooker to turn out rich chocolate cakes, fluffy cheesecakes and even yeast breads! The cake is easy to make and cookes perfectly in the rice cooker. As soon as it is done (the cake should be set all the way through, with no wet spots, you can check with a chopstick) take out the bowl and tap the bottom — careful, it will be hot — about five times to remove the steam from the cake.