Rice Cooker Cakes: Steamed Chocolate Banana Cake

Darling bought me a new toy. The rice cooker that I have been using to cook porridge for Ethan and now Ayden has finally died so he bought me a new one. It comes with a CAKE function so today I excitedly tried to bake a cake using it as my oven at home is rendered unusable for ages.

For a mother of two, you’d think that I would have everything in my kitchen but the truth is, I don’t. I don’t even have a working kitchen scale so for today’s recipe of a super simple rice cooker steamed chocolate banana cake, all the measurements are taken using this:

Rice cooker cake steamed banana cake measurement

A cup. The same cup I used to measure rice.


1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
50 g butter
1 egg (lightly beaten)
2 teaspoon cocoa powder diluted in 60ml water
3/4 cup mashed banana

Usually a block of butter comes in 250g so I used 1/5 of it to make 50g. See. Who says we can’t make a cake without using a kitchen scale :P

My little helper woke up from his nap just in time to help me mash the bananas.

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Haha! Hopefully he doesn’t finish the mashed banana before I manage to get them into the rice cooker!

The method is extremely easy. We don’t even need to use a mixer.

delicious Rice cooker cake steamed banana cake recipe

All we need to do is mix the butter and sugar in a bowl. Add in flour. Mix. Add egg, cocoa solution and mashed banana. Mix.

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Pour the batter into your rice cooker pot. Oh before that! Remember to grease the pot first! Place it in the rice cooker and cook on CAKE function for 40 minutes.

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This is how it looks like after 40 minutes. Cool it slightly before removing it from pot.

delicious Rice cooker cake steamed banana cake

My super simple yet delicious steamed moist chocolate banana cake chilling on a rack. 

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Somebody can’t wait to get his hands on those cakes already.

delicious Rice cooker cake steamed banana cake easy recipe

Om nom nom.

delicious simple Rice cooker cake steamed banana cake

So my chocolate banana cake ended up very similar to ma lai koh (Chinese steamed cake) instead of those oven-baked cakes but it’s okay because it is just as yummy and Ayden loves it more this way. This is after all my first try. Will experiment with more recipes and see what I’ll end up with. I have a feeling I’ll be using this rice cooker more for baking and steaming instead of cooking rice. Haha!

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    Maybe I should get one too. Yet to try baking a cake using an oven, so scared it will turn out disastrous.

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      But if you have an oven wont it be better to use it? I have an oven, but each time I switch it on the entire house will have power trip :(

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    Your batter seems a bit too wet, like how my first few cake batters were. How come they manage to turn into a proper cake?? Why???? >.<

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      Hahahaha. Coz it is baked by Submerryn and not Realgunner :P

      Wait lah. I’m eager to experiment with more recipes so that it’s your turn to be green with envy :D

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    Nowadays memang convenient to bake/cook, since all those eletronic appliances are getting high tech!

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      Technology is making it much easier for us mommies ;D

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    I’ve made this using my old rice cooker without bake cake function. The upper part of the cake still moist as the button jump to keep warm before the cake is thoroughly cooked. :(

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      I heard if you used normal rice cooker, you’ll have to press the cook function again for the cake to be done nicely.

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    Nice buy.

    I contemplating on whether to get those rice cooker with baking function but in the end I decided not too since I do not bake. Haha.

    Lovely bake.

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      I actually love baking. I used to bake a lot of cookies but since my oven kaput-ed I had to stop :(

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    Ayden is so young but can help you in the kitchen to cook already. Really good! Steamed cake is a better option than baked cakes I believe. Cake looks really tasty. I am so hungry now looking at your cake.

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      It’s one way to keep Ayden occupied. Hehe. I like this steamed cake. I tried baking chocolate cake but it was a complete failure. Will have to try again with other recipe some other day.

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