With rice as my staple food, having an electric rice cooker is ideal. However, having one with a microcomputer is like getting a cherry on top of my ice cream. My Panasonic Microcomputer Rice Cooker has a fool-proof operation even for those who lacks any cooking skills thanks to its easy to maneuver push-button control panel. The microcomputer technology on the other hand allows for the Panasonic rice cooker to adjust the coking temperature and time automatically to ensure excellent results.
I have no qualms about the rice cooker as it kept on giving me the perfect fluffy, tastiest rice I’ve had. This was of course until I noticed the cake function on an occasion where I was exploring the other functions of my Panasonic rice cooker. I was skeptical at first and it seemed funny to have this function built into a rice cooker – boy, was I in for a pleasant surprise! To get more information, read the Panasonic rice cooker reviews in this website.
Out of curiosity, I used my Pillsbury Angel Food cake mix for my mini experiment. After mixing the batter up, I poured it in the cooking pot and set it on the cake function. After it was done (after baking for about 40 minutes) and cooled down (maybe another 10 minutes?), I covered the pot with a plate and flipped it over. Guess what? The cake totally slide off the pot without leaving any residue!
It is so much convenient to bake in the Panasonic rice cooker that I’m considering putting my Wilton pans and Caple oven on retirement! No need to pre-heat and no need to wait for the cake to cook. I have never had a cake slide off perfectly and clean too thanks to the Diamond Fluorine coat!
At the time of writing this, I’m still in my Panasonic rice cooker cake phase and has touted it as one of the best rice cookers available in the market. My colleagues have been enjoying this a lot because they get to eat all the yummy cakes! Here is a favourite among my colleagues:
(who can go wrong when Nutella is in the mix?)
4 eggs, seperated
? cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
? cup vegetable oil
¾ cup Nutella
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Sift flour and baking powder. Set aside.
Whisk egg whites until white and foamy, add half of the sugar and continue to whisk. Add the remaining sugar when the meringue turns glossy and continue to whisk until meringue is firm, silky glossy and have soft medium peaks.
Fold the egg yolks and salt into the meringue
Whisk the oil and ? cup of the Nutella until it becomes a smooth glossy mix. Add to the meringue.
Gently incorporate half of the flour mix into the meringue and Nutella mixture. Fold the remaining flour mix until there are no lumps. Careful to not over-whisk.
Pour the batter into the Panasonic cooking pot and set it to the cake function.
When the rice cooker is done, let the cooking pot cool a little bit before flipping the cake on a plate.
Enjoy while its warm with vanilla ice cream!
(1) If your rice cooker do not have a cake function, the steam function will work just as well for 40 minutes.
(2) If you don’t have a rice cooker with a Fuzzy Logic technology like my Panasonic Rice Cooker, just run your rice cooker through the cook cycle twice. Some rice cookers might need to cool down before you run the second cycle.