"bake" a cake without a oven or microwave?

@jean0827 (306)
Malaysia
December 24, 2007 9:40pm CST
can you "bake" a cake without a oven or microwave? I heard that you can make a cake with rice cooker.. Is it true? Is so, how to make it? anyone have the recipe to share with me?? thank you!
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10 responses
@cliffcliff (1350)
• United States
21 Jan 08
hi, there was a restaurant near me before, that only made food without energy. It was raw food, but sometimes they used the sunshine to cook some sort of bread, cake. The tastes were very strong due to this non-baking technique. The name of the restuarant was "RAW"... i think there are more of these not sure.
@jean0827 (306)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 08
use sunshine to cook?? So special! So the everything there is "raw"? I wonder how they taste like~
• United States
22 Jan 08
i wish to know how to cook an easy cake, maybe sponge cake? or maybe cheese cake?
@jean0827 (306)
• Malaysia
24 Jan 08
me too! I love cheese cake too!
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
25 Dec 07
A rice cooker can work as an electric pan, pressure cooker or oven. Materials are the same as usual, preparation for cake and bread are the same as usual. Just put them into the cooker, and push the cook button.
@jean0827 (306)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 07
thank you for your response! But how long do I need to cook it(if I'm making a cake let say..) in the rice cooker? I'm new in cooking so I hope can get full details~ thank you again for your reply!
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• United States
25 Dec 07
I think it is an hour. test with toothpick. it said that you can open lid to rice cooker.
• United States
26 Dec 07
Does it have to be a special kind of rice cooker or does it work on all rice cookers? Thanks in advance.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
25 Dec 07
i can bake without an oven but not on a rice cooker. get a big big cooking pot. half full it with sand and put it on the stove when it is hot you can put inside anything you like to bake. but it takes more hour cooking than the usual baking. goodluck
@jean0827 (306)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 07
put sand in the pot? then just put the cake thing in it to bake? It really works?? I'll see if I have chance to try~ thank you so much for your suggestion~^^
26 Aug 09
do you know approximately how long it will take. and can i use little pebbles instead? will d cake rise as well?
• United States
26 Dec 07
I have heard about that before too but I think you need a slightly different recipe since water retains better in rice cooker as compared with over (I would assume). This is an interesting discussion. Hope someone would shed light in this area. Thanks for starting this.
@jean0827 (306)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 07
yes. I've been thinking of that too, that's why I started this. Hope someone who tried this method before can share their experience here. Thank you for you response anyway.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
25 Dec 07
If you have a crock pot or a foreman grill you can bake a cake in either one Crock pot (example recipe) http://www.recipegoldmine.com/crockpotcake/chocolate-chip-cake.html Foreman Grill (example recipe) http://www.mealsmatter.org/recipes-meals/recipe/15932
@jean0827 (306)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 07
thank you for the response!
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
25 Dec 07
If you have a crock pot or a foreman grill you can bake a cake in either one Crock pot (example recipe) http://www.recipegoldmine.com/crockpotcake/chocolate-chip-cake.html Foreman Grill (example recipe) http://www.mealsmatter.org/recipes-meals/recipe/15932
@jean0827 (306)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 07
thank you for your information~ I will take a look of them!!
@pan_23 (420)
• Kuwait
23 Nov 10
yes, i can bake cake in pressure cooker. u can pour sea sand in pressure cooker inside bottom one inch height and on above of it u can put batter vessel and can bake cake with putting pressure cooker lid. u can cook for 30 minutes .u should not put pressure cooker gasket and whistle. u have to steam cook in pressure cooker. we can also make cake in electric rice cooker . u can bake in this rice cooker for 30-40 minutes for the batter u like.
@Cheiyen (317)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
rice cake with a rice cooker steamer is possible. my mom is really good at it but i don't know the details. i've seen no-bake cakes on tv before but haven't tried one yet. may you find cake recipes but the quicker way is to search from the internet. press the keys and good luck!
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
17 Dec 09
Hi, jean0827. I have never heard of a rice cooker. But, I thought that a rice cooker is only for boiling and cooking rice. I would think that you would have to have a high altitude to bake a cake. I don't think that it is possible to bake a cake without an oven or a microwave.
• United States
26 Aug 08
Jean, You CAN bake a cake in a typical on/off style rice cooker. Grease the cooker with butter/shortening/or oil. Put a circle of greased parchment paper in the bottom. Now you can make an upside-down cake by putting your butter, brown sugar, nuts, etc. in. Then you can use a Jiffy cake mix, or you can use 1/2 of a regular box cake mix (I used Duncan Hines yellow cake mix, and 1/2 of the oil, eggs, and water usually required.) Pour the batter into your rice cooker. Spread it evenly. Then cover with your lid. Bake 40 minutes. Lift lid, being careful not to drop water on your cake. Invert a small plate into the cooking well. Tip the well and plate and your cake will come out onto the cake. Remove the parchment paper. Let cool a bit before serving. If you don't want to make an upside down cake, you can just do the greasing with the parchment, and use the 1/2 cake mix or whole Jiffy cake mix idea. Works the same. Join "ricecookerrecipes" at yahoogroups.com.