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Rice Cooker Recipe: Marble Cake With Almonds

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Peachpurple loves to bake assorted cakes, muffins and cookies. All the recipes posted at Hubpages were originally baked and tasted.

Would you try baking this cake?

Marble Sponge Cake with Almonds

Marble Sponge Cake with Almonds

Can I bake a cake using a rice cooker?

Definitely yes !

The best thing about owning a rice cooker, regardless of brand, is you could bake cookies, cakes, cook soups, instant noodles and even stir fries。

5 Reasons To Use a Rice Cooker to Bake a Cake

  1. Cheapest electrical appliance compare to ovens
  2. More energy efficient compare to stove tops
  3. Need not use cake tin because the rice cooker pot itself is the cake tin. Just a simple butter spray or glazing will do.
  4. Easy to pop out the cake after baking
  5. You don't have to keep an eye on the cake being burnt because the temperature and timing are automated.

More Cakes and Cookies that Peachpurple had baked:

How do I bake Marble Cake with Almonds?

Most marble cakes use unsweetened cocoa powder but I decided to use malted cocoa powder ( beverage ) known as MILO which is very popular among Malaysians and Singaporeans. MILO taste sweet on its own, you don’t have to add any sweeteners or sugar into it.

Now, the interesting part is how to create the marble patterns of the Marble Cake with these simple steps.

  1. Divide the batter into two bowls of equal portion.
  2. Add 2 tsp of cocoa powder into one bowl and mix it well until the batter turns chocolate brown in color.
  3. Leave the other batter untouched.
  4. If you prefer more chocolate batter, divide the vanilla batter 1/3 and 2/3 for the chocolate flavor

Marble cake pop out from the rice cooker

Marble cake pop out from the rice cooker

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

50 min

1 hour

3-4 persons


  • 115g butter, soften
  • 115g castor sugar
  • 115g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs, Grade A
  • 60ml milk
  • some almonds, roasted and crushed
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder, or MILO
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • some almonds, for decoration

Ingredients to prepare


Low price slices of almonds


  1. Cream butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add in eggs, one at a time after each beating of the batter.
  3. Add in vanilla essence. Mix well.
  4. Sieve in plain flour together with the baking powder into the butter mixture.
  5. Add in crush almonds and stir well. Pour in the milk liquid and mix again. It should turn out a soft, easy dropping batter.
  6. Divide batter into 2 portion equally.
  7. One bowl is pure vanilla batter while the other bowl, add in 2 tsp of cocoa powder or MILO. Stir well.
  8. Lightly grease the rice cooker pot ( inner pot-the black one ) with a little butter over the base and the side of the pot.
  9. Pour in 1/3 of the vanilla batter into the pot. Even the surface. Pour in 2 tbsp of the chocolate batter. Next, pour in the vanilla batter and then the chocolate batter until you have finish them.
  10. Use a toothpick to make pattern design on the surface of the cake. Sprinkle almonds slices over the cake.
  11. Put the pot back into the rice cooker pot. Press Cook Rice for 50min. When it beeps, it is ready to remove.

Fun Facts

The first birthday cakes came from Germany. Back then, the Germans made birthday cakes that were alike breads without any fancy icing or fondue. These cakes were celebrated for children only.

Cream the butter mixture by hand

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How to cream the butter with sugar by hand

  1. Cream butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. It doesn't have to be fluffy and light. I use a stainless steel fork and beat for 5 minutes sugar,
  3. Just make sure the sugar is dissolve.
  4. I dipped my finger into the batter and feel between my fingers.
  5. If you can feel bits of beat again..

Sieve the dry ingredients


How to sieve the dry ingredients