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  1. Fall Themed Cake?

    I have never tried a cake in the rice cooker...but I have a show tomorrow and there is no oven, so this would be perfect. Any suggestions on how to make this fit in with the Fall Themed Show? (I am making the Turkey Cranberry Wreath and Frosty Pumpkin Dessert and bringing them to the show, so I would love to have a recipe that I can demonstrate!!!!) Thanks for your suggestions!
    Oct 2, 2005
  2. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

    Here's a list of microwave cakes I know of, for a fall theme I would suggest either something pumpkin or apple...hth.

    Attached Files:

  3. Thanks

    thanks so much...they sound great. Do you think they will work in the rice cooker?
    Oct 2, 2005
  4. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

    I couldn't tell you, I've never tried it before...I would suggest trying it on your family first and it may take a little longer in the rice cooker vs the stone
  5. mypamperedmoocow

    mypamperedmoocow Member

    should be quicker....

    The cakes made in the rice cooker plus should be quicker than the ones done in the stoneware. That's because the rice cooker is like a pressure cooker--enclosed and only vents the steam, so things cook faster in it. Kind of like when you boil water in a lidded pot versus an open pot--the heat stays inside instead of venting out into the open. The typical stoneware microwave cake takes 12-14 min. whereas the rice cooker cakes take about 9 min. I've made a couple of the stonewave microwave cakes in the rice cooker and they turned out great! About 9 min. is what works in my microwave with a turntable...yours may be more or less depending on the microwave and whether or not it has a turntable inside it or not. Hope that helps!
  6. Just recieved this in Uk spring sella thon.

    Just recieved this in Uk spring sell a thon. and had a look on this site and found some recipes and tried them. Chocolate molten lava cake was wonderful and so quick to make and it will definatley be a second recipe on standby as it is so quick and simple.

    Love it and thank you America for all the great hints, tips, recipes etc you share. I am so loving the products and experiences i have with PC.

    :) :D
  7. DZmom

    DZmom Veteran Member

    Can you make any of these in the Deep Dish Baker? I don't have the Rice Cooker or the Fluted Stone.
    Jan 29, 2006
  8. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

    I made one of those cakes last night. I used a yellow cake mix (which I mixed up in the Rice Cooker) and fudge frosting. I used 4 heaping "medium scoops" of frosting. I think I should have used 5 scoops. Anyhow, it didn't look the best, but it tasted great! I think next time I will use chocolate with chocolate, then it wouldn't look so funny. Also, my microwave is always hotter than what recipes call for, so I cooked it for 9 minutes at 80% power. Next time, I may try 8 minutes at 80% power to see if I can make it even more moist.
    Kelly :)
  9. letscook04

    letscook04 Senior Member Gold Member

    Rice Cooker Plus...

    In the new seasons best Spring/Summer 2006 on page 29 "WARM CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CAKE" is designed to bake in the microwave oven using our RICE COOKER PLUS. Sounds yummy!

    Colleen :)
    Feb 5, 2006
  10. prepchef

    prepchef Member Gold Member

    Rice Cooker Cake

    I made one this weekend but didn't use the clear insert, just the black lid. It came out fine. It was a little lop-sided, but it tasted great! I used 5 scoops of frosting and is kinda slid out to one side, so I just used a spoon and drissled it over the side that didn't have any.
    Feb 6, 2006

  11. This is so true. I can not tell you how many stoneware Fluted pans I have sold because of this recipe. Basically its the same recipe, you just use the Fluted pan and a whole tub of frosting. Everytime I have a mystery hostess, someone will bring that and I sell that pan like crazy. Word gets out at almost every show I do. It
    Feb 6, 2006
  12. I made the warm chocolate hazelnut cake (spring/summer 06 SB pg.29) and it was wonderful. Moist and delicious. It will be a hit at my spring shows. I followed the directions and it came out perfect as PC recipes usually do :)
    Feb 6, 2006
  13. cake in rice cooker plus

    In the new Seasons Best on p. 29 there is a recipe for Warm Chocolate Hazelnut Cake that is designed for the rice cooker plus. Haven't tried it yet but sounds delicious. :D

    Moore, OK
    Feb 12, 2006
  14. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

    It's Wonderful


    I made the Warm Chocolate Hazelnut cake last weekend for a family dinner and everyone raved about it and were amazed that I cooked it in the microwave!
    Feb 13, 2006
  15. cake

    Please tell me more about making this cake in the rice cooker plus. Do you just follow the cake mix directions? How long do you cook it? What size of scoop for the frosting do you use? Thanks for the information. :confused:

    Susan A.
    Moore, OK
    Feb 13, 2006
  16. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

    Microwave cake

    Mix the cake according to directions. I use small scoop to add 1/2 can of frosting. Then bake 8-12 minutes covered in microwave. :D
    Feb 13, 2006
  17. sailortena

    sailortena Member

    Looking for another recipe ...

    My first show is going to be Mexican theme. I am thinking of doing a taco ring, preparing a simple dip or salsa and I want to do a microwave cake. I read somewhere on here that they had a recipe for a Microwave Strawberry Margarita cake. I'd love to cook this in the rice cooker.

    Does anyone have the recipe?
    Feb 14, 2006
  18. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

    Strawberry Margarita Cake

    I think I have this micro recipe at home. I will look tonight and email it to you and post it here.
    Feb 14, 2006
  19. want to make sure I'm clear....

    If this works out, I want to do this at every show. Bring the ingredients and make the cake as my treat to the host (since they will buy the ingredients for the first recipe). BUT, I have a couple of questions...

    Lid or no lid?
    If yes to the lid, with or without the plastic insert?
    Spray the inside of the rice cooker with Pam or Bake Ease?
    9 minutes on a carosel (sp?) microwave? What about older microwaves?
    Has anyone taken note of the wattage of their microwave? Might be easier to dedcide how long to cook...


    Feb 14, 2006
  20. lizcooks4u

    lizcooks4u Advanced Member

    Warm Chocolate Hazlenut Cake

    Taken directly from Season's Best Spring/Summer 2006

    Use Rice Cooker Plus

    1/2 cup whole hazlenuts, toasted, divided
    1 container (13 ounces) chocolate hazlenut spread, divided (Nutella)
    1 1/3 cups water
    1/4 cup oil
    3 eggs
    1/4 teaspoon Pantry Double Strength Vanilla
    1 package (18.25 ounces) devil's food cake mix with pudding in the mix
    1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate morses, coarsely grated
    Vanilla ice cream and fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and red grapes (optional)

    1) Place hazelnuts in Small Oval Baker; microwave on high 3-4 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring after each 30 second intervals. Cool completely. Rub between damp paper towels to remove any loosened skins from hazlenuts; discard skins.

    2) Lightly brush bottom and sides of Rice Cooker Plus with oil using Pastry Brush. Coarsely grate 1/4 cup of the hazelnuts into rice cooker using Deluxe Cheese Grater, turning rice cooker to coat completely. Allow excess grated nuts to evenly coat bottom; set aside.

    3) Place 3/4 cup of the hazelnut spread in Classic Batter Bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30-40 seconds or until slightly melted. Gradually add water, whisking using Stainless Whisk. Add oil, eggs, and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Add cake mix and coarsely grated chocolate morsels; whisk until smooth.

    4) Pour batter into prepared rice cooker. DO NOT COVER WITH LID. Microwave on HIGH 9-11 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean (cake may appear slightly wet on top). Remove cake from microwave; let stand 5 minutes. Invert cake onto Simple Additions Medium Square. Place remaining hazlenut spread in Prep bowl and microwave on HIGH 10-15 seconds or until melted; drizzle over cake. Serve immediately with ice cream and/or fruit if desired. Yield 16 servings.

    Cook's Tips:

    This cake should only be baked in a microwave with a built in turntable.

    For low wattage microwaves (less than 800 watts), do not check cake for doneness before 10 minutes.

    This cake can also be microwaved in the Stoneware Fluted Pan. Microwave on HIGH 10-13 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    Feb 14, 2006
  21. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

    Strawberry Margarita Cake

    Here is the recipe. I will email it to you also.

    Strawberry Margarita Cake
    · Vanilla Cake mix (plus ingredients to make cake MINUS ½ cup of water if there is a lot of juice from strawberries)
    · Strawberry Kool-Aid unsweetened packet
    · 1 small container THAWED frozen strawberries (can use fresh sliced strawberries)
    · 1 lime (juice & zest)
    · 1 container vanilla flavored frosting (can add food color)
    · 1 tsp rum extract (optional)

    Mix cake mix with oil/water, kool-aid, rum extract (optional), finely chopped lime zest; drop strawberries on top before baking, as they will sink thru the cake during baking;
    Bake in oiled fluted stone in microwave for 11-13 minutes (top of cake should be done). When cool frost.

    Mix lime juice and frosting to taste- add food color for fun.
    Feb 14, 2006
  22. lizcooks4u

    lizcooks4u Advanced Member

    Rice Cooker cakes

    Thanks for posting this, sure does sound yummy :)
    Feb 14, 2006
  23. lizcooks4u

    lizcooks4u Advanced Member

    rice cooker/pressure cooker...:)

    I wondered when others would catch on to this. I've been thinking of this ever since I starting reading/hearing about the cakes/corn muffins, desserts in the rice cookers :)

    Feb 14, 2006
  24. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member


    It is recommended that you not use the lid when baking a cake in the rice cooker.
    Feb 14, 2006
  25. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

    I have done both

    I have done both! And it seems to me that the cakes turn out more moist when the lid is on! Just my 2 cents.

    Does anyone know why it is recommended not to cover? :confused:
    Feb 15, 2006
  26. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member


    The cake would be too moist and gummy with some of the different recipes. Also, I noticed when I used the lid, the cake rose into the lid and out the little hole and stuck. I was going to spray the lid the next time, but I make the new SB recipe and followed the directions and did not use the lid.
    Feb 15, 2006
  27. Microwave cakes

    Our new Season's Best shows how to make the Warm Chocolate Hazelnut Cake in the Rice Cooker Plus. I have also cooked hamburger meat in the microcookers plenty a time. For 1 lb. of hamburger it takes about a total of 7mins. Cook 2 minutes, keep covered and drain, then mix. Microwave for 3 more minutes, drain and season meat. Then cook for the final 2 minutes and it comes out perfect!!

    Feb 16, 2006
  28. photochef

    photochef Member

    too big

    I don't use the lid for my cakes, mainly because it doesn't fit in my microwave. Might be a selling point, let your guests know that the cakes can be made with or without the lid. The rice cooker cake with the cake mix and icing, I've heard it called "lava cake" is pretty neat. I sold a couple of rice cookers to some busy working moms, they were so excited they could actually have dessert after dinner.
    Feb 16, 2006
  29. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake for Rice Cooker Plus

    I got this recipe and others from a consultant who uses her Rice Cooker Plus for all sorts of recipes. Here is her cake recipe:
    Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

    One box of chocolate cake mix
    ingredients to make the chocolate cake (from the back of the box)
    One can of chocolate frosting

    1. Empty cake mix and cake mix ingredients into Rice Cooker Plus and mix together.
    2. Add ½ the can of frosting with Small Scoop.
    3. Microwave for about 8-10 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
    Microwave time may vary.
    You can use any kind of cake mix and frosting, but chocolate is my favorite!

    Here are some other recipes I received from her for the RCP:
    •Use the Rice Cooker Plus for more than just rice. You can use it to make Macaroni and Cheese, steamed vegetables, soups, instant pasta and potatoes, pudding, oatmeal, cakes, just about anything without worrying about it boiling over the microwave and making a mess.
    1C Rice OR Wild Rice
    2C Water

    1. Place rice and water in Rice Cooker Plus. Attach both lids.
    2. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
    3. Microwave on medium power for 15-18 minutes.
    To make more rice, simply double or triple the water and the rice amounts. This rice cooker can easily make up to 3 cups of rice!

    Creamy Rice Pudding
    ¾ cup uncooked long grain white rice
    ½ tsp Pantry Korintji Cinnamon
    2 ½ cups water
    1 cup half and half
    ¼ tsp salt
    ½ cup raisins (optional)
    1 pkg vanilla instant pudding
    1 cup milk
    1. Combine rice, water and salt in Rice Cooker Plus. Cover and microwave for 15 minutes on medium and 10 minutes on high. Allow rice to stand for 5 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, in Small Batter Bowl, combine milk, half and half, pudding mix and cinnamon; whisk until smooth and beginning to thicken using Stainless Steel Whisk.
    3. Remove cooker from microwave. Carefully remove lids, lifting away from you. Add pudding mixture and raisins, if desired; mix well using Classic Scraper. Makes 8 servings.
    4. ENJOY!!!! I think it’s served better hot, but try it both ways!

    Quick Rice Pudding
    1 tsp. flavoring
    1 c. instant rice
    1/4 tsp. salt
    3 1/2 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding
    1 c. raisins
    Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.

    Place in the Rice Cooker Plus: Microwave for 9 minutes. Allow to set 2-3 minutes after removing from oven.

    Bachelor’s Rice Bowl
    1 1/2 c. water
    1 c. med. or long grain rice
    1/4 c. chopped onion
    1/4 c. diced carrot
    1/4 c. diced sweet potato
    1/4 c. fresh peas, fresh lima beans or diced jicama
    1 tsp. vegetable oil
    1/2 tsp. salt

    Put vegetable oil in bottom of Rice Cooker Plus. Add salt. Then pour in rice and other ingredients except water. Stir dry mixture thoroughly, then add water. Cook for 15 minutes in microwave oven on high setting. 3 or 4 servings - 250 calories per serving.

    Creamy One Pot Mashed Potatoes
    **Uses the same amounts of potatoes, milk, and butter as your regular mashed potatoes!**

    1. Peel and slice/cube potatoes as usual. Place in Rice Cooker Plus.
    2. Add butter. (amount depends on your taste and the amount of spuds you use)
    3. Add enough milk so that half of the potatoes are covered.
    4. Microwave until potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes.
    5. Mash with potato masher. Add more milk or butter if needed. Add salt/pepper/seasoning to taste.

    Variations: Add 1-2 whole, peeled garlic cloves to peeled and cubed potatoes and cook as recipe directs. Add sour cream with seasonings.

    Mashed potatoes are yummy!

    Use the Ultimate Slice N Grate to slice potatoes and place them in the cooker. Fill about half way for a family of 4. Pour chicken, veggie stock, OR water over potatoes until almost covered. Put in the microwave about 10 minutes. Depending on the microwave, you may need to cook longer.

    Mash potatoes by draining off stock into the Easy Read Measuring Cup. Add light margarine and begin to mash them adding small amounts of stock to get the mashed potatoes into the correct consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    If you are not worried about your hips  add butter and milk. If you like them whipped, you can do it right in the bowl.
    OPTIONS: Add freshly minced garlic, grated parmesan cheese from the micro plane, or even cheddar cheese from the cheese grater. You can go all out and add some sour cream too!

    Another thing that is too delicious... take 2 cups of chicken stock and add 1/2 to 1 packet of Lipton Savory Herb and Garlic soup mix to the stock and then pour it over the potatoes. If it doesn't cover it, add more stock or water.

    Middle Eastern Rice & Lentils
    3/4 c. coarsely chopped onion
    1 T. favorite sauté liquid
    3 1/2 c. broth or 3 1/2 c. water + 1 t. salt
    3/4 c. uncooked rice
    1/2 c. dried lentils, rinsed and picked over
    1 c. diced, peeled baking potato
    3/4 c. diced, peeled carrot
    1/2 c. raisins
    1/2 t. ground black pepper
    1/2 t. ground cumin
    1/2 t. ground cinnamon
    1/8 t. ground cloves
    1 c. diced red bell pepper
    3/4 c. frozen green peas

    1. In Rice Cooker Plus combine onion and sauté liquid. Microwave uncovered for 2-3 minutes, stirring once, until crisp-tender.

    2. Add broth/water, rice, lentils, potato, carrot, raisins and spices. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Micro on High for 18-20 minutes, stirring 3 times, until rice and lentils are almost tender (took longer for lentils).

    3. Stir in bell pepper and peas. Cover and micro for 3-5 minutes more, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice and lentils are tender. Let stand on heatproof surface for 5 minutes before serving

    Savory Vegetable Rice Pilaf
    8 ounces sliced mushrooms (2 cups)
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 tablespoon butter/margarine
    2 ¼ cups chicken broth
    1 cup uncooked converted white rice
    1 cup frozen petite peas, thawed
    2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
    ¼ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese (1 ounce)
    salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste
    1. Combine mushrooms, onion and butter in Rice Cooker Plus. Microwave uncovered on HIGH 4-5 minutes or until onions are translucent and mushrooms are tender.
    2. Add chicken broth and rice. Cover and microwave according to package directions, carefully following recommended power levels and cooking times.
    3. Remove cooker from microwave. Carefully remove lids, lifting away from you. Gently stir in peas and parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon rice into bowl and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
    Other Ideas: ramen noodles
     heat pie filling to make pies bake more quickly
     combine 1 pound cooked meat and favorite sauce (manwich, spaghetti, alfredo, etc) to heat quickly
     minute rice (use 50/50 water and rice, cook about 5 minutes, let sit 5-10 minutes – check microwave directions on box)
     noodle-roni mixes
     rice-a-roni mixes
     mac n cheese
     heat soups
  30. soonerchef

    soonerchef Veteran Member

    I have started doing the Rice Cooker cake at my shows, I bring the box mix and frosting and do it just as a little extra bonus. At my last show I had 15 people there and 12 bought the Rice Cooker...woohoo, that added almost $240 to my total. I absolutely love doing the cake at the shows and so do my guests.
    Feb 18, 2006
  31. lizcooks4u

    lizcooks4u Advanced Member

    Rice Cooker Plus at shows..

    I had actually thought about doing this too. However was quickly reminded that everyone's microwave is different and this could be tricky as well.

    Glad it worked well for you too.


    Feb 18, 2006
  32. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

    Missing Ingredient

    Quick Rice Pudding
    1 tsp. flavoring
    1 c. instant rice
    1/4 tsp. salt
    3 1/2 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding
    1 c. raisins
    Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.

    Place in the Rice Cooker Plus: Microwave for 9 minutes. Allow to set 2-3 minutes after removing from oven.

    Does anyone know the amount of liquid for this recipe? I have this in my rice cooker book and this is exactly how it is in there (posted on here). I'm sure it needs liquid? :confused:
    Feb 18, 2006
  33. chef_leeanne

    chef_leeanne Member Silver Member

    Here is the recipe that I believe as posted in an KC issue. I know it came from something PC! :rolleyes:

    My family loves it!! :p

    Lee Anne

    Attached Files:

    Feb 18, 2006
  34. 5 years ago I was at a PC Show and the consultant talked about doing a cake in the mico cooker. I used it as a selling point last week..... What a coinkidink!!
    Now I have to try it!!
    Mar 2, 2006
  35. Chocolate Lava Cake

    I have done it and it is AMAZING. I mix the cake mix right in the rice cooker (truly a one bowl cake). The put 6-7 medium scoops of frosting in the cooker on top of the mix. As it cooks the frosting falls to the bottom. Put the lid on top and lock it. Microwave for 10-12 minutes. Invert the cake onto a Lg square simple additions plate. The frosting runs down the cake like LAVA!

    I have been buying the ingredents myself and making it at my shows. Guests are amazed that it really works. I bought cake mix at Safeway last week they were on sale 10 for $10 and the frosting was 2 for $3. For $2.50 I sold 4 rice cookers ($76 - 2.5 = $73.50) I would say that is worth it!!! ;)

    Great idea for summer birthdays or BBQ's. No need to turn on your oven :D
    Mar 2, 2006
  36. Rice Cooker Cake

    This cake is amazing. It is in the Seasons Best Spring/Summer 2006
    Warm Chocolate Hazelnut Cake. I have made it and than served it on the celebrate plate and it looks and tastes amazing. :)
    Mar 10, 2006
  37. Rice cooker cake

    The cake is called Warm Chocolate Hazelnut Cake and can be found in the Spring/Summer Season's Best 2006. It is oh so good! I'd say it takes about 20 minutes to have the cake completely done from start to finish and ready to eat. This recipe is fast, easy, and delicious! No kidding! :)
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2006
  38. lizcooks4u

    lizcooks4u Advanced Member

    rice cooker cakes...

    I'm not big on too sweet of stuff, I usually can eat plain cake, without frosting. So if I use cake with pudding in it, will that work without any frosting added to it???

    I'm looking now for the Margarita cake as I'd like to try that.

    ps: Even though I don't like super sweet stuff, the two times I bought Nutella (choc hazelnut spread) I ate it right out of the jar and within 2 days ate the whole thing :(

    thanks in advance
    Mar 11, 2006
  39. micro cake

    Yes, the directions call for cake mix with pudding mixed in it. The nutella is mixed in the cake mix and used on it. No actual frosting used or required. It is sweet but not too sweet. ;)
  40. mrssyvo

    mrssyvo Veteran Member

    I made the warm hazelnut cake in the rice cooker at my show yesterday. I freaked when I got to the hosts home, because I forgot to ask her if her mico-wave had a turntable during my coaching calls, and this one did not. The recipe said it should only be made in micro-wave with turntable. We went ahead and tried it, with the host turning the cake every 30 seconds ( I think it is safe to turn every minute) and it worked just fine.
    Mar 12, 2006
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