today is Jan 22, 2022

This is my third post on rice cooker cake, if it bores you out already, feel free to skip and just browse my other recipes, okay? :) If you are still with me, than I will just say that I love baking in a rice cooker. It just cannot get any easier, I use the pot that comes with it, and since it already has a teflon coating, I don’t even have to grease the pot to ensure the finished cake slides out easily. I live in a teensy little apartment and counter space is premium, so having my rice cooker do a double duty as an oven is a real life saver.

First, saute pinapple rings, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, and cloves in a pan.

First, saute pinapple rings, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, and cloves in a pan.

Okay, now onto the cake. First, Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and instead of the usual pineapple cookies (Indonesian: nastar), I will serve this instead. Why? Because on Chinese New Year, everyone in the family will visit each and every single other family member’s house to pay a New Year visit. The whole thing is quite ridiculous, and you will see why. Family A will be visited by family B, C, D, E, F, and so on. Then, family B will be visited by family A, C, D, E, F, and so on. Rinse and repeat from morning till whenever , which can be pretty late, mine usually doesn’t end until after dinner, which is like 10 p.m. in the evening and by then, I am ready to kick the shoes and just drop like a log. I wish we can all just gather round in a place, do a big potluck, and dispensed with the silly round robin.

The rest of the ingredienst: flour, baking powder, vanilla powder (or essence), salt, butter, eggs, sugar, and milk.

The rest of the ingredienst: flour, baking powder, vanilla powder (or essence), salt, butter, eggs, sugar, and milk.

If that is not crazy enough, then comes the food part. In every single house visit, you need to eat something prepared by the host. It is great for the first couple of houses, then by your 8th or 9th visit, you really wish you get to eat something else, hence, I believe my pineapple cake will be a smash I am telling you, bwahaha (insert evil laugh here). Everyone will have their pineapple cookies (Indonesian: nastar), peanut cookies, kue bangkit, thousand layer cake (Indonesian: lapis legit), and I will be the only guy serving this. :twisted:

The finished batter, ready to be poured into the rice cooker pot.

The finished batter, ready to be poured into the rice cooker pot.

Sorry for the side track, now back to the cake. This cake uses pretty much the same exact steps and techniques as my honey glazed upside down apple cake in a rice cooker recipe, with some minor tweaks:

  • Instead of apples, I use fresh pineapples cut into rings. You can use canned pineapple rings if fresh ones are not available.
  • I switch the honey with brown sugar.
  • I add cloves when cooking the pineapples instead of just using cinnamon. If you love pineapples, you will love this cake. The smell of it when baking away in my rice cooker is just heavenly. Oh, and the sprinkling of powdered/confectioner’s/icing sugar on top of the cake is just to add a bit of class, you can totally skip it since the cake tastes great even without. ♥

Upside Down Pineapple Cake in Rice Cooker

Upside Down Pineapple Cake in Rice Cooker