{Rice Cooker} Chocolate Lava Cake

This is too good an idea to pass up, so I decided to share. I posted this recipe a long time ago in my previous blog, but since I decided to remove the blog off my server, I thought I’d better re-share some of the best recipes with you all.

So you’re probably wondering about the title… {Rice Cooker} Cake in rice cooker? You guessed it right. A chocolate cake in a rice cooker. Who would’ve thought, right? When I first heard about making a cake in a rice cooker, I had my doubts. I thought it sounded weird but interesting. But I am so glad that I took a chance and decided to make it – It is so easy and simple to make it, too.

Lava Cake in Rice CookerMy mother in law used to sell Pampered Chef and she showed how to make a lava cake in one of Pampered Chef rice cookers. She microwaved it for 10 minutes and the cake was done. That was really cool – but I do not own one of those pampered chef rice cookers. I own a Sanyo rice cooker and my husband and I weren’t sure if we could microwave the one we have.We decided that we probably shouldn’t microwave our rice cooker bowl – I really didn’t want to have to replace my rice cooker or the microwave for that matter… and of course, the cake which was the thing we were mostly worried about… lol

Lava Cake in Rice CookerWell, we cooked the cake in the rice cooker. Pushed the “cook” button and a while later, a delicious cake was created. Delicious! Probably one of the BESTEST!I have to admit though, at first we weren’t sure it was going to cook – but you must have patience and believe me, you won’t regret. It took more than two hours for the rice cooker to fully cook the cake – so plan ahead. You will want to start the cake even BEFORE you start cooking your meal. Just push the cook button and be patient. If it’s still liquidy after an hour, no worries, just wait a little longer. You are about to taste the best, moist delicious chocolate cake ever.

However, if you’re interested, you could try and purchase a rice cooker from Pampered Chef. I am thinking about it since it only takes 10 minutes to cook, although my husband and I both agreed that the traditional rice cooker method even though it takes almost too long to cook, tastes much better and so much more moist.

Also, this method is probably a great idea for anyone from Asian countries where ovens aren’t so common in houses. It is (or was, I don’t know about now, but when I was growing up in Korea, ovens were rare and only bakeries had them) not very common to own an oven at home. So if you are somewhere in Asia and craving some moist cake, try the rice cooker method.

{Rice Cooker} Chocolate Lava Cake

Delicious and moist cake cooked in rice cooker; perfect for anyone who doesn’t own an oven or even who wants a very moist chocolate lava cake.


  • 1 box of Dunkenhein’s Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake mix (mix all necessary ingredients together following the box instructions)
  • 1 can of Betty Crocker milk chocolate frosting, divided
  • (optional) cooking spray


  1. In a rice cooker bowl, spray with cooking spray if your rice cooker bowl is not non-stick. Place all cake mix ingredients together in the rice cooker bowl. Spoon half of the chocolate frosting in the middle of the cake batter.
  2. Place the bowl in the rice cooker and push the cook button. (My rice cooker has a slow cooker option, so I pushed that button and it took about 2 hours or maybe even longer. The cooking time may vary according to different rice cookers – so when your rice cooker beeps saying it’s done, and you open the rice cooker and it’s still liquidy, no worries, just push the cook button again and wait. You may have to repeat this process a couple of times. But remember, the cake will be very moist and worth the wait. Just plan ahead!)
  3. When the cake is fully cooked, flip the bowl upside down onto a flat plate. Heat the rest of the frosting in microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Pour the frosting over the warm cake. Serve warm.
  4. (If you own a Pampered Chef rice cooker, microwave it for 10 minutes and you’re done!)

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