Spiced apple cake in your Yum Asia rice cooker

A delicately balanced spiced cake which works amazingly well cooked in a rice cooker

A lovely, delicately spiced cake  which just has to be good for you – it has apples in it ;). Perfect with custard, ice cream or whipped cream, this is a no-fuss dessert which will wow everyone who tries it! If you don’t want to make the effort of making the batter yourself, you can buy a standard cake mix and just add the 2 teaspoons of mixed spice.

AuthorHungry PandaCategoryDifficultyAdvanced

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

 275 g all purpose flour
 220 g brown sugar
 2 tbsp corn starch
 2 tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 1.20 tsp ground ginger
 2 tsp mixed spice (made from 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp all spice and 1/4 tsp ground cloves)
 120 ml whole milk
 2 eggs at room temperature
 1 tsp vanilla (this is optional)
 110 g butter, room temperature plus a little for greasing
 1 apple - very thinly sliced

1

Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and sift to combine. If there are any lumps in your sugar be sure to get them out now.Add in eggs, milk and vanilla and beat together with fork. Set aside.

2

Cream butter until light and fluffy (you can use a hand mixer or stander mixer for this!)

3

With the mixer on low, start by alternating the dry mixture and the egg mixture. Pour 1/3 of the dry mixture into the creamed butter, then add 1/2 of the egg mixture. Continue alternating until all ingredients used. Turn off mixer, remove bowl and continue stirring by hand if any ingredients are not fully incorporated.

4

Grease the inner bowl with a little butter (make sure this goes halfway up the inner bowl)

5

Arrange the thin apple slices on the bottom of the inner bowl and pour half of the mixture on top. Tap the bottom of the inner bowl with the flat of your palm to dislodge any bubbles. Add the rest of the sliced apples and then the rest of the cake mixture. Tap again thoroughly.

6

Place the inner bowl into the rice cooker, select the cake baking menu and the time for 45 minutes.

7

Once your Yum Asia rice cooker has finished cooking, check the cake is cooked by using a wooden toothpick or skewer. If the cake still isn’t cooked, then start the cooking cycle again and cook for a further 5-10 minutes .

8

Leave to cool completely in the inner bowl and then turn out on to a plate.

Ingredients

 275 g all purpose flour
 220 g brown sugar
 2 tbsp corn starch
 2 tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 1.20 tsp ground ginger
 2 tsp mixed spice (made from 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp all spice and 1/4 tsp ground cloves)
 120 ml whole milk
 2 eggs at room temperature
 1 tsp vanilla (this is optional)
 110 g butter, room temperature plus a little for greasing
 1 apple - very thinly sliced

Directions

1

Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and sift to combine. If there are any lumps in your sugar be sure to get them out now.Add in eggs, milk and vanilla and beat together with fork. Set aside.

2

Cream butter until light and fluffy (you can use a hand mixer or stander mixer for this!)

3

With the mixer on low, start by alternating the dry mixture and the egg mixture. Pour 1/3 of the dry mixture into the creamed butter, then add 1/2 of the egg mixture. Continue alternating until all ingredients used. Turn off mixer, remove bowl and continue stirring by hand if any ingredients are not fully incorporated.

4

Grease the inner bowl with a little butter (make sure this goes halfway up the inner bowl)

5

Arrange the thin apple slices on the bottom of the inner bowl and pour half of the mixture on top. Tap the bottom of the inner bowl with the flat of your palm to dislodge any bubbles. Add the rest of the sliced apples and then the rest of the cake mixture. Tap again thoroughly.

6

Place the inner bowl into the rice cooker, select the cake baking menu and the time for 45 minutes.

7

Once your Yum Asia rice cooker has finished cooking, check the cake is cooked by using a wooden toothpick or skewer. If the cake still isn’t cooked, then start the cooking cycle again and cook for a further 5-10 minutes .

8

Leave to cool completely in the inner bowl and then turn out on to a plate.

Spiced apple cake in your Yum Asia rice cooker

Eat and enjoy!