When you cook a cake in rice cooker, top side of the cake can’t be browned. But, that is fine for upside-down cakes. Rice cooker is the quickest and easiest method to cook upside-down cakes. I often use Apples OR Pears, and I have never used Bananas before. Today I tried Bananas, and used Brown Sugar instead of white Sugar. It’s super easy and delicious.


I used 10 cup capacity rice cooker which inner pot is 20cm in diameter


80g Butter *melted
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar OR Caster Sugar
2 Bananas
1 cup Self-Raising Flour
1/2 cup Brown Sugar OR Caster Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon *optional
2 Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Buttermilk OR Milk

  1. Line the base of rice cooker’s inner pot with baking paper. *Note: If your inner pot is in a good condition, baking paper would be unnecessary.
  2. Melt Butter in a small heat-proof bowl. Spread 2 tablespoons of melted Butter on the base of inner pot, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar (OR Caster Sugar).
  3. Slice each Banana in half and arrange the slices, cut side facing down, on the base of the inner pot.
  4. Combine Self-Raising Flour, Brown Sugar (OR Caster Sugar), Salt and Cinnamon (*optional) in a mixing bowl. Add Eggs, Vanilla and Buttermilk, and use a whisk to mix well. Add the remaining melted Butter, and whisk until smooth.
  5. Gently pour the batter over the Banana and start cooking at ‘Cake’ setting.
  6. When the cake is cooked, carefully take the inner pot out and set aside to cool slightly, then turn onto a plate upside down. Peel away baking paper.
  7. *Note: Top side of the cake cannot be browned, but the cake looks fine upside-down. It took 40 minutes for my rice cooker to cook.