Sunday, July 18, 2010

Rice Cooker Cake

I don't know what took me so long, but after wanting one for years, I finally got a rice cooker / steamer. I was looking through the booklet to get some ideas on other things to make in the rice cooker and saw a recipe for a chocolate cake that you bake right in the rice cooker. I was skeptical, so I decided to give it a try. With a little tweaking, it actually worked!

Chocolate Crazy Cake

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 c water
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1. Spray steamer / rice cooker pot with vegetable spray.
2. Mix all ingredients together in a separate bowl and stir until combined. Pour mixture into rice cooker pot.
3. Close lid on the rice cooker and press COOK. After a few minutes, the rice cooker will switch to KEEP WARM even though the cake is not done. This is normal. Keep the rice cooker on KEEP WARM setting for about 10 minutes and then press COOK again. The rice cooker will once again switch to KEEP WARM. Wait an additional 10 minutes then press COOK one more time. Once it switches to KEEP WARM again, wait for about 30 minutes or so and then check the cake with a toothpick. Cake should be done but if it's not press COOK one more time then when it goes back to KEEP WARM check the cake again.
4. Remove the rice cooker pot with potholders and invert onto a serving plate.

Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 221 Calories per slice

(Recipe via Instruction Booklet. Recipe by Debra Murray, Wolfgang Puck HSN Host)

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