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Rice Cooker Cake

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It’s no secret that we love all things cake and dessert related around here. Chocolate cake is arguably our favorite. Traditional cake recipes use an oven, and a few recipes call for a microwave and a mug, but today we have a totally new and creative way to bake a cake… with a rice cooker!

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So if you have a rice cooker and some basic cake ingredients, you’re well on your way to making this delicious cake! This chocolate cake recipe is relatively simple, and you probably already have most of the ingredients on hand. To start, grab some chocolate, whipped cream, sugar, oil, eggs and flour. From there, you’ll need to take the time to measure all of these ingredients.

See how it’s done in the video below, and keep scrolling for the recipe!

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The cook in the video has two important notes:

1. She was able to finish her cake in 90 minutes, but times may vary depending on your rice cooker.
2. The rice cooker may switch back to “Warm” mode every 10 mins or so. What you should do is to wait a few minutes and switch it back to “Cook” mode until the cooking is done.
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Make sure to take a closer look at the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure that you have access to the proper settings. Not all rice cookers are up for the task of baking a cake.

We certainly never thought that a rice cooker could be used like this! Thanks to this helpful video, we are able to learn that anything is possible. Please be sure to share this recipe with all of the cake lovers that you know and hold dear!

Chocolate Rice Cooker Cake


  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup water, or Earl Grey tea, or milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • For Icing:
  • 1 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons syrup
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  1. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Add brown sugar and cocoa powder to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Once dry ingredients are mixed, add in butter, eggs, earl grey tea (or water, or milk), and yogurt. Mix well.
  4. Brush the inside of the rice cooker with butter, and pour the cake batter in. Flatten the batter and make sure it's even.
  5. Cover the rice cooker and set it to "cook." Check every 30 minutes or so, most cakes will be done in 90 minutes.
  6. To make the icing, combine chocolate chips and syrup. Melt the chocolate chips either in a double boiler or in the microwave.
  7. Once the cake is done, take a spatula and loosen the sides from the rice cooker. Put a plate on top of the cooker, and flip upside down so the cake is sitting on the plate.
  8. When the cake is cooled down, spread icing on the top and sides of the cake. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Lively Penguin.