Rice Cooker Cake: Kurma Cake

The fasting season is near and that means having buah kurma (dates) in abundance everywhere. I love eating kurma. The moment I see shops starting to sell kurma, I’ll go grab several boxes home but Ethan doesn’t fancy kurma. In fact, he won’t even touch it. Well, that boy doesn’t even eat bananas but loves eating my banana cake so that got me wondered if he’ll eat kurma cake.

Again, it took two bakings to get this right. The first turned out too heavy and dense. Today’s bake is fluffy and nice so I’m going to share it with you :)

Rice cooker Kurma Cake

Rice Cooker Kurma Cake


225g self-raising flour
125g sugar
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
115g butter
10 kurma/dates (deseed)
1/2 tsp baking soda
30ml milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Kurma cake

Deseed 10 kurma and chop into small pieces. You may remove the skin too if it is hard and dry. Mine is moist so I only partially removed the dry parts. 

Kurma Cake Resipi 1

Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. My boys’ favourite part of baking :)

Kurma Cake Resipi 2

Break two eggs in a bowl. Add vanilla essence and whisk lightly. Add into the butter and sugar mixture and continue mixing on low speed.

Kurma Cake Resipi 3

Add the mashed kurma and mix on low speed. 

Kurma Cake Resipi 4

Remove mixer. Add flour and baking soda and fold manually. 

Kurma Cake Resipi 5

Add the remaining milk and fold again.

Kurma Cake Resipi 6

Grease the rice cooker pot with butter. Pour in the batter and set to CAKE. From this… 

Kurma Cake Resipi 7

To this golden and fluffy kurma cake in 45 minutes.

Kurma Cake Resipi 8

Open the lid of your rice cooker and let it cool for half a minute. Place the steaming basket and carry the pot out. 

Kurma Cake Resipi 9

Turn the pot upside down to get the cake on the steaming basket. Place a plate on the cake and turn it around again. 

Rice cooker Kurma Cake

Cut and serve with more kurma ^_^

True as I thought, Ethan loves this kurma cake. Okay let me think of other fruits that he doesn’t eat that I can bake into a delicious cake :)

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    Very expensive wor…the kurma. Your darling keeps buying for you, i sit?


    Merryn Reply:

    It’s ok la. Affordable

    He knows I love this so he’ll make sure I wont run out of stock for the entire month :)


    jolene Reply:

    sayangnya.. husband you…


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    He eats and loves the cake even knowing there’s the fruit that he dislikes in it? Amazing. I’m not as easy as Ethan then! I would accuse my mom of trying to trick me instead XD


    Merryn Reply:

    Pls pls crossing fingers Ethan wont grow to be like u :P


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    Ooh, I’ll try this at home. I love dates too! It’s my sugar replenishing for long boring lectures back in uni days.


    Merryn Reply:

    Haha ‘long boring lectures’! Definitely need some sugar boost to keep u alert there :)


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    I am sure this cake is very tasty. When eating the cake, can taste the kurma or not? If not, no wonder Ethan loves it because he can’t taste the kurma that he dislikes in it.


    Merryn Reply:

    It has that kurma sweetness definitely. But of coz not as sweet as eating kurma on its own:)


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    Fantastic! Merryn, you are just getting better in baking cakes with rice cooker. Your cake looks so fluffy and lovely. Good that you get your boys to help you in baking.


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    Be a mommy definitely not easy! Have to transform the fruits/veggies that kids don’t like into another food =.=”


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