Would you believe me if I tell you I made this cake using a rice cooker?
Super moist, chocolate-y and everything I love about chocolate is in this cake and the best part? I didn’t even turn on the oven to make it. Yup, can your day get any better? Yes, it abso-bloomin-lutely can.
I made this cake using the Tefal MicroComputer Rice Cooker which in my opinion should have an alias. Tefal MicroComputer Rice Cooker a.k.a. Tefal MicroComputer Cake Baker because it bakes a cake like an oven.
If you don’t have an oven but is seriously thinking about taking up baking as a hobby, you might want to explore baking cakes using this rice cooker.
And, if you’re not baking cakes, you can use it to make porridge, congee and of course, rice. Talk about a win-win situation.
Before, I haven’t really tried baking cakes in rice cookers. So to see if indeed the cake function on the rice cooker is really good, I used my tried and tested chocolate cake recipe on it which you can find here. And as you can see, it didn’t disappoint. I love how the cake turned out, just like how Auntie Fely used to make but with the ease provided by the rice cooker. Want to see how I made it? Here’s how.
In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, vanilla and both sugars until smooth.
Add a third of the flour mixture to the mayonnaise mixture. As you can see, I am not a fan of scraping the sides with a spatula. It doesn’t really matter for me. I just do it quickly once all ingredients are in the bowl.
Add 1/2 of the water required. Now don’t be discouraged if it looks sloppy once the water is added. It’ll come together, pinky swear. Really not a fan of scraping the sides.
Repeat until the flour mixture and water has been added to the mayonnaise mixture. And now, we’re ready to bake! Yey! Pour the batter in a heavily greased cooking pan.
Turn on your rice cooker, press the menu until it chooses “Cake”. Then press “Start”. And yes, I know you’re going to ask this, no pre-heating needed. You’re welcome.
Bake the cake for about an hour and a half or until done. Here’s the cake after I’ve taken it out of the rice cooker.
I’ve divided it into two so I can fill the cake up. See how moist and perfectly baked the cake is? I can’t believe this came out of a rice cooker!
I filled the cake up with frosting.
Topped it with the other half.
And covered the cake with frosting. Don’t worry if your frosting skills are not perfect, the cake will be devoured in minutes. You have my word on that.
Top it with sprinkles because what is life without sprinkles?
And lastly pipe the sides with borders, I used the Wilton #20 tip for this.
- For the cake:
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ cup water
- For for the frosting:
- 3/4 cup butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar (or less)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons evaporated milk (or less)
- In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, vanilla and both sugars until smooth.
- Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. It’s up to you if you’d like to sift or dry whisk. Just make sure all four ingredients are well mixed. Both works for me.
- Add a third of the flour mixture to the mayonnaise mixture
- Add 1/2 of the water required. Now don’t be discouraged if it looks sloppy once the water is added. It’ll come together, pinky swear.
- Repeat #3 and #4 until the flour mixture and water has been added to the mayonnaise mixture.
- Grease the cooking pan of the Rice Cooker heavily. I used shortening for this. Pour the batter.
- Turn on the Rice Cooker, press Menu several times until the selection chooses “Cake”. Press Start.
- Bake for an hour and a half or until done.
- To make the frosting, cream butter until fluffy, gradually add in sugar and cocoa powder. Add in evaporated milk until frosting is of piping consistency.
- Cover the cake with frosting and top with sprinkles
Thank you to Rustan Marketing Corporation and Tefal for providing me my own Tefal MicroComputer Rice Cooker. Please follow them at