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So Popular! Rich Chocolate Gateau Made in a Rice Cooker

So Popular! Rich Chocolate Gateau Made in a Rice Cooker

This is an easy recipe even for a beginner.

Ingredients: 1 cake (using a 5-cup rice cooker)

◎Chocolate bar
3 bars
◎Heavy cream
60 ml
Egg yolks (at room temperature)
3
Egg whites (chilled)
3
Rice flour (or cake flour)
40 g
Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
Granulated sugar
20 g
Vegetable oil
a little for greasing the inner pot of the cooker
Parchment paper
Cut into round shape to the size of the inner pot
Powdered sugar
as you wish

Steps

1. Turn the rice cooker onto the warming setting. Melt the ◎ ingredients in a double broiler.
2. Beat the egg yolks in a mixing bowl, adding granulated sugar, sifted rice flour and baking powder in that order. Mix fully using a whisk.
3. Put egg whites in another bowl and beat until stiff peaks form using a whisk or an electric mixer.
4. Mix the melted chocolate from Step 1 and egg yolk mixture from Step 2 together until thickened.
5. Add the egg whites and fold in using a rubber spatula.
6. Coat the inner pot of the rice cooker with vegetable oil and place parchment paper on the bottom. Pour in the batter from Step 5 and turn the cooker on.
7. When it goes off, open the lid and check whether it's cooked. Cook again on the quick cook setting if necessary.
8. Take the inside pot out and leave to cool for 20 minutes. Flip the pot down onto a large plate and flip over again. Put in the refrigerator to chill and then it's ready!
9. The following is a variation:
10. Cut the paper into a heart shape and let the cake follow the line using a knife. Keep the paper on top until you finish cutting to prevent the surface from falling apart.
11. Coat with melted bitter chocolate and 1 heaping teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa in a double broiler.
12. Decorate in a simple style.

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with the idea that a rice cooker can be used for cakes as well as my regular omelette dish and I tried it.