My daughter recently moved out and started living independently. She bought some cookware for her new life. She invested extra money to buy a good rice cooker that has Cake Cooking function. Now I am writing this recipe for her so that she can make our family’s favourite upside-down cake using her rice cooker.


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


2 Ripe Pears
1 to 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
50g Butter *melted
1/3 cup Caster Sugar
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Self-Raising Flour
1/2 cup Milk

  1. Line the base of rice cooker’s inner pot with baking paper. *Note: I recommend to do this even though your non-stick inner pot is in good condition.
  2. Spread Brown Sugar on the baking paper evenly.
  3. Peel skin and cut Pears into wedges. (I cut each Pear into 8 wedges.) Arrange them on the baking paper that is now covered with Brown Sugar.
  4. Make the cake mixture. Mix melted Butter and Sugar until creamy, add Eggs and Vanilla and mix well. Add Flour and Milk and mix until smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture over the Pear wedges and smooth the surface. Press ‘Start’ button at ‘Cake’ setting. When the cake is cooked, carefully take the inner pot out and set aside to cool (OR slightly cool) before turning onto a plate.
  6. *Note: Top of the cake cannot be browned, but the cake looks fine upside-down. It took 40 minutes for my rice cooker to cook.