Rice-Cooker Carrot Cake Fail

rice cooker carrot cake

When I was in college and lived in the dorms, our cooking options were limited by the few small appliances we could have – a mini fridge, a hot plate, and a microwave.

It didn’t matter, of course, because all we really ingested was beer. But if we HAD wanted to cook, it would’ve been a challenge.

I wish I’d known about this rice-cooker carrot cake by zenkimchi.com back then. I bet my mom would’ve happily given me a dorm-approved rice cooker for Christmas, just to get me to eat vegetables (even if they were in cake form).

It sounds like reader Lauren was equally appliance-deprived while she was living in Korea, which is what led her to try this recipe. She tells the whole story here, but in a nutshell she says:

I stumbled upon a recipe for ‘Rice Cooker Carrot Cake’ that was super easy and looked delicious. Despite following the recipe to the letter, it was a massive fail. The ‘cake’ never rose and, several hours later, I pulled out a flat pancake.

rice cooker fail

Hey, pancakes are good too, right? Plus it still counts as a vegetable (as far as I’m concerned).

rice cooker carrot cake nailed it

Feel free to visit Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures, where she serves up lots of laughs (but hardly any vegetables).

4 Responses to Rice-Cooker Carrot Cake Fail

  1. Nathalie says:

    Ooh, what might be the reason behind the fail? I’m living in my uni’s dorm this year- we have a rice cooker and I’d love to try this out! :)

  2. Lauren says:

    I like to think it was the ingredients since I was trying to do this in Korea…maybe the baking soda was off? Or the fact that I couldn’t read the instructions for the rice cooker so maybe I pushed the wrong button. Good luck!

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  4. Anne says:

    my guess is the recipe called for baking powder, not soda. OR maybe the original recipe pic was photoshopped?

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