"N.D. Kitchen" is a popular Japanese YouTube channel that introduces easy-to-prepare dishes and sweets.

Some of the short videos are less than two minutes long, so you can quickly find a recipe you want to make.

With over a million views, their video introducing a delicious light-as-air chiffon cake that you can make in your rice cooker is their most popular one to date.

Let's see how it's done!

Ingredients (for 1 cake)

  • 100 g cake or pastry flour
  • 4 eggs (divided into 4 egg whites and 4 egg yolks)
  • 100 g sugar (divided into two parts)
  • 80 cc water
  • 50 cc olive oil


  • Crack 4 eggs and separate the yolks from the egg whites.
  • Break up the 4 egg yolks with a whisk and mix with 50 g of sugar 2 or 3 times
  • Add 50 cc of olive oil and 80 cc of water to the mixture, then add 100 g of flour in several additions, mixing well until smooth.
  • Beat 4 egg whites with a hand mixer to make a meringue: Add 50 g of sugar in a few additions and beat until stiff peaks are formed.
  • Add the meringue to the flour and egg yolk mixture and blend gently.
  • Pour the mixture into the rice cooker and cook at the usual automatic settings for rice.
  • When the dough no longer sticks to a bamboo skewer plunged into it, the cake is done.
  • Transfer to a plate, cut into pieces as desired and enjoy!

The video elicited praise from happy viewers who tried it and left comments such as: "It was fluffy and very delicious," and "I was surprised that it could be made with a rice cooker."

According to the channel owner, the popularity of the video was such that it inspired them to provide more rice cooker recipes, and now they have over 50 of them. Some of them are recipes for side dishes and bread, but the cake recipes are the most popular.

A million viewers can't be wrong. If you have a rice cooker, why not give it a try?

By - grape Japan editorial staff.