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Nigerian Cake

African Pound Cake

The African Cake belongs to the family of the Pound Cake but with a little twist.  In west africa, most of us do have our family recipe for this Cake, and it varies from family to family. However, no matter the recipe used by each of this family, you will know that you are eating the our Cake when you bite into it.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine African
Keyword banana cake, homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 10 People
Calories 413kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 4 Cups all purpose flour
  • 10 Eggs
  • 4 sticks of Butter 2 cups of Butter
  • 1 Tbs Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Milk or dissolve 4 Tbs of powdered Milk in 1/2 cup of Water


  • Grease your baking Pan with some Butter and dust it with some flour then set it aside
  • Mix the Flour, Baking powder and nutmeg in a Bowl and set aside as well
  • Add 4 sticks of Butter (At room temperature) together with the Sugar in the mixing bowl and cream it together until it's smooth fluffy and creamy
  • Add the Eggs one at a time mixing the Egg into the cream after each addition
  • Mix in the Vanilla as well
  • Start alternating the addition of flour and milk until it's well combined
  • pour the batter inside the baking pan and bake for 1 hr 20 mins to 1hr 40 mins, till it's golden and caramelized on the edges or when a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. ENJOY!



Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg