I can see you all getting astonished with baking cake in a rice cooker. After all a rice cooker was meant only for cooking rice ? Well I have already disproved that by cooking many dishes and that is another post. Coming to this amazing eggless chocolate cake that I baked daringly in the rice cooker was a complete success, perfect crumb, texture and taste. I did not use the container to keep the batter but placed a small cake tin with batter in it. The rice cooker works on a simple principle, heats up to optimum level then cuts the heat by going to warm mode, so if you place the cake tin inside, within few minutes it will shut off and go into warm mode, you need to press it back to heat after the heat subsides. I thought this process would affect the baking process, but apparently not, as it continued to bake after I switched it on again ..this happened at least three times.
So it depends on the size of the cake pan, as it was an experiment I used a small cake tin to test , and pushed the heat back on at least three times after which the cake was completely done, with perfect rise etc. I tested with skewer to see if it was done completely.
Then remove the pan and allow to cool as usual .you may do further frosting etc but i kept it simple with colorful sprinkles and a light sugar dusting .
This particular attempt is meant for those who dont own an oven, living in dorms, students living on budget and using a single cooking gadget, this method helps a lot to satisfy a cake craving . A rice cooker is commonly used by university students who dont have a full equipped kitchen . Now if i can do it with my old dead beat faithful rice cooker which is just a basic version , you can surely do better with the new smart ones .I believe they even have a bake cake mode .In this recipe I have used the rice cooker to bake with a pan inside and not used the rice cooker container .
Others who already have perfect gadgets need not attempt. Unless you are game for it.!
So lets get to the recipe.