Cookbook:Nigerian Cake

Nigerian Cake
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This Nigerian cake recipe is a variation of pound cake. It is usually used for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and marriages.






  1. Soak the dried fruit in brandy until plump.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Crack the eggs in a bowl, and whisk them until well-combined. When the butter has finished creaming, add the eggs and stir until completely combined.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, and/or any other flavoring. Utilizing a spatula, thoroughly combine.
  5. Incorporate the soaked dried fruit and brandy.
  6. Preheat the oven to 150°C or 300°F.
  7. Mix the flour and baking powder thoroughly, and pass them through a sieve or sifter. Gradually mix this into the batter, stirring in one direction to get the air moving.
  8. Butter the cake pan, and dust with flour to prevent sticking of the cake.
  9. Pour the batter into the cake pan. To level the mixture, gently tap the pan several times on your work surface.
  10. Place the cake in the preheated oven, and bake until the cake has risen and a skewer/knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  11. Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  12. Unmold the cake and let it cool completely to room temperature.
  13. Decorate the cake as desired, or store in a freezer long-term.