Oct 22, 2011

Bake me a cake

Life without an oven

The cake

I made a cake! In our rice cooker!

I used this recipe, and it came out OK. Not my best work; I over-cooked it by a lot, so the whole thing bowed upwards and the bottom was pretty crunchy, and I substituted five-spice for the matcha powder she used - which gave the cake kind of a strange taste. But, for what I had to work with (the only measuring tool I have is a tablespoon), that it came out at all was a success. It’s really dense, kind of like coffee cake, and I think if I try it again, it’ll result in something that I could actually call dessert. Which is pretty darn amazing considering we have no oven, no dairy and no measuring cups.