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Chocolate Cake Cooked in a Rice Cooker

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Did you know you could make chocolate cake in a rice cooker?

Did you know you could make chocolate cake in a rice cooker?

Inspiration Struck

Where in the world did I get the idea to bake a chocolate cake in a rice cooker?

I'll tell you where: Asia. Using a rice cooker to prepare dishes other than rice is very common in Asia. My rice cooker has been used to cook soups, steam vegetables, and cook fish, and eggs. The list of dishes that I have cooked in my rice cooker is nearly endless.

But until recently, I had never baked a cake in my rice cooker.

The possibilities are endless with a rice cooker.

The possibilities are endless with a rice cooker.


This cake is a great way to teach kids about baking.

There is no need to preheat the oven or check on the cake while it's baking. You just pour the mix into the rice cooker, press start, and wait for it to beep. Once it does, your cake is ready to eat. Let it cool, decorate your cake, and it is ready to be served.

A delicious slice of rice cooker chocolate cake

A delicious slice of rice cooker chocolate cake

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

1 hour

1 hour 15 min

8 Portions


  • 1 and a half cups Sugar
  • 250 Grams Butter, use margarine if you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence, Use vanilla sugar if vanilla essence is unavailable
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Coco Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • a dash of Salt
  • 1 and a half cups Milk


  1. Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and put aside.
  2. Add the sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Soften the butter over low heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the butter to the sugar and whisk until the sugar dissolves
  5. Add eggs and whisk until fluffy.
  6. Add vanilla essence or vanilla sugar
  7. Add in all the dry ingredients while whisking the whole time.
  8. Add milk and mix until smooth.
  9. Grease the sides and bottom of the rice cooker. Use butter! It enhances the flavor of the cake)
  10. Pour the mixture into the rice cooker. Press start and you are good to go.

Chocolate Topping


  • 500 grams cooking chocolate
  • 1 cup cooking cream or whipping cream
  • 50 grams of unsalted butter


  • You will need a bowl that fits snugly over the top of your pot.
  • Break the chocolate into small pieces and throw it into a small bowl.
  • Put a pot of water to boil and put the bowl with the chocolate over the pot. (Optimally your bowl would fit halfway inside the pot, the bowl touching the hot water, but not touching the bottom of the pot)
  • when the chocolate softens add in the butter and cream and stir well.

If there are lumps of chocolate, remove the bowl from the top of the pot and reboil the water. 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.

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