Baking a cake has always intimidated me. I picture egg shells scattered all over the counter, my hair a floury mess, and a burnt cake as the finished product. But after stumbling across a cake recipe that only involved four ingredients and a simple push of a button on the rice cooker, I began to see cake baking in a new light.

So here’s a cake you can make using a rice cooker that requires absolutely no skill, and will please even the legend Martha Stewart herself.

Rice Cooker Cake

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:20-25 minutes
  • Total Time:25-30 minutes
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Step 1

    Place flour, sugar, and egg into a mixing bowl and whisk together, while slowly adding the milk a little at a time until all ingredients are incorporated.

    #SpoonTip: I used coconut milk, but you can use any type of milk.


  • Step 2

    Pour cake mixture into the bowl of the rice cooker and set the rice cooker to cook.

    #SpoonTip: For an automatic rice cooker, you may have to push the button down 2-3 times until your cake is done.

  • Step 3

    Cook until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean, or the cake has a smooth, dry surface (about 20-25 minutes).

  • Step 4

    Slice and serve your rice cooker cake warm. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with berries, or keep it simple without any accompaniments.

    Photo by Sunny Tang
    Photo by Sunny Tang