Nutella Cake in Rice Cooker with Apricot Nutella Spread

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 2 hours

Serves: 8


  • Nutella cake
  • 4 eggs, separate the whites from the yolk
  • 100 gram sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup Nutella (or other hazelnut chocolate spread)
  • 125 gram all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Apricot Nutella spread
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (made with 1/8 cup water and 1/8 cup sugar)
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup Nutella (or other hazelnut chocolate spread)
  • Tools
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 rice cooker (mine is a basic 10 cup capacity rice cooker with teflon coating pot)


  • Nutella cake
    1. In a mixing bowl, whisk egg whites until medium peak while adding the sugar in batches, I usually do this in three batches.
    2. Add egg yolks and mix well.
    3. In another mixing bowl, mix together canola oil and Nutella until smooth and glossy. Then add this to the egg mixture and mix well.
    4. Lastly, fold the dry ingredients (all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt) into the bowl with a spatula. Do not overdo this part or all that effort to aerate the egg whites will be wasted, just make sure that everything is well combined.
    5. Pour the batter into the pot and 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. Let it cool on a wire rack to room temperature.
  • Apricot Nutella spread
    1. Mix together simple syrup, apricot preserves, and Nutella. Whisk until glossy and well combined. Set aside.
  • Assemble the cake
    1. Slice the cake to two rounds with a serrated knife.
    2. Place the bottom round of the cake on a nice cake stand/plate, then spread and level half of the apricot Nutella spread on top.
    3. Top with the top round of the cake, then spread and level the remaining of the apricot Nutella spread on top of the cake.
    4. You can decorate the top of the cake with some chocolate shavings, or any other kind of nice decoration that you can think of. I place some chocolate truffles and dust with cocoa powder. ♥
    5. Cut the cake into slices and serve.

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