Upside Down Apple Cake in Rice Cooker

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 8


  • 180 gram all purpose flour, sifted
  • 70 gram sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla powder (vanilla essence works even better)
  • 1 egg
  • 150 ml milk
  • 50 gram butter, melted
  • 1 apple (I use a Fuji apple)
  • cinnamon powder
  • Tool
  • 1 rice cooker (mine is a basic 10 cup capacity rice cooker with teflon coating pot)


  1. First, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and vanilla powder in a mixing bowl. These are basically all the dry ingredients. If you are using vanilla essence, add the essence in the next step.
  2. Next, add the egg, milk, and melted butter into the mixing bowl. Stir/whisk until well combined and try to remove all the lumps from the batter.
  3. Peel and core the apple, divide into 12 sections and place them in a circle at the bottom of the rice cooker pot. Sprinkle with some cinnamon.
  4. Pour the batter to completely cover the apples, flatten the batter.
  5. Place the rice cooker pot into the rice cooker and press the "cook" button. Once it turns to "warm", wait for 10 minutes. Repeat the "cook" and "warm" process another 3 times for a total of 4 "cook" and "warm" cycles.
  6. Open the rice cooker lid, and test if the cake is done by inserting a toothpick into the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done. If not, repeat the "cook" and "warm" cycle again until the cake is done.
  7. Remove the rice cooker pot, cover the pot with a plate wider than the pot opening, flip upside down and the cake should drop onto the plate, and voila, you have just bake a cake with your rice cooker. Best served immediately while the cake is still warm.

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