For so many years, this Nigerian cake recipe has been my favorite of all cakes recipes. It’s moist, special, yummy, dense, and super-rich. My children love this cake so much, they request for this recipe at all times.
If you have a special occasion like a Nigerian wedding, birthday party and want to make a gorgeous and delicious cake for your occasions, look no further, you have the recipe here.
Any colour or any design of your choice would suit this cake to grace your special occasions. You may want to choose between fondants and buttercream for your decoration.
I used pure vanilla flavor extract, this makes this Nigerian cake recipe outstanding with a pillowy soft crumb. This is the best vanilla cake I’ve ever made, it’s not too sweet neither too bland, it’s just too perfect.
Tips For Making The Best Nigerian Cake
1. Follow this recipe to the letter.
2. If you want your cake to come out perfect, be sure that some of the ingredients like butter, milk, and eggs are at room temperature. Bring them out from the refrigerator one hour beforehand. This allows the batter to mix evenly when mixing the batter.
3. Use parchment pepper to line your pan. Grease your pan with butter first before lining with parchment paper, and make sure the parchment paper is well fitted into the pan, this allows for easy removal of your cake.
4. Allow the cake to cool for about 10 minutes after baking before removing it from the pan to avoid broken cake. Make sure it cools completely before frosting in case you want some decoration on your cake.
This cake is very easy to make and absolutely delicious, let’s check out this recipe.
Cake Decorating Ideas
These are some of the decorations I made with my Nigerian cake recipe.
How To Make Nigerian Pound Cake
- Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F
- Assemble all your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, sieve, and whisk them all together to combine: flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
- Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract on a high speed until smooth and creamy for about 3 minutes. Use your spatula, to scrape down the sides up to the bottom of the bowl.
- Gradually add the eggs one after the other (not all at a time) on a high speed until well combined for about 3 minutes. Scrape to the bottom of the bowl.
- Gradually add your dry ingredients in 3 batches on low speed and add the milk in two batches (add the first batch of milk immediately after the first batch of the flour, mix together until the last batch)
- At this juncture, use your Spatula to combine all the ingredients to be sure there are no lumps at the bottom of the bowl.
- Pour the batter into the lined cake pan and bake between 35-40 minutes at 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F. Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake, if it comes out clean, it means that the cake is done.
- Allow the cake to completely cool down before removing it from the pan and also before frosting.
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Nigerian Cake Recipe
- 3 cups (450g) Flour
- 1½ cup (300g) Sugar
- 1½ cup (340g) butter
- 2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1½ tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup milk
- 8 eggs
- ¼ teaspoon salt