How To Easily Bake A Nigerian Cake In 45 Minutes

This article will show you how to easily bake a delicious Nigerian cake in 45 Minutes without using chocolates and whipped cream.

You can easily bake a Nigerian cake for any occasion,maybe for a birthday or a special event.

Or if you are like me,you can bake a lot of cakes and store them in your refrigerator.

How To Easily Bake A Nigerian Cake In 45 Minutes

Nigerian Cake Ingredients
  • 500g/1.1 lbs. Plain Flour
  • 400g/0.88 lbs. Granulated Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • 3 tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
  • Half cup of Brandy
  • 7-12 Medium Eggs
  • 500g/1.1 lbs. Butter (Don't Use Margarine)

Handy Tools For The 45 Minutes Nigerian Cake
  • An oven 
  • Cake Pan
  • Egg Whisk
  • Bowls
  • Spatulas
  • Cake mixer 
  • Kitchen scale
  • Sieve or Sifter
How To Easily Bake A Nigerian Cake

Make sure you use plain flour in other to be successful in baking a nigerian cake.

Use butter not margarine.

Grind the Sugar if you want to,This reduces the creaming time.
Get the type of flavour you would want to use example vanilla 
,butterscotch,flavour etc.
If you want to add Dry Fruits such as raisins to the cake,make sure you soak in brandy for 1 - 4 weeks to avoid spoilage and for the cake to last longer.

Make sure you use Brandy,as a preservative for the some of the perishable stuffs like eggs Etc.

Ensure that all the utensils and appliances are standby and clean and dry.
Ensure that all the ingredients needed are available. 
Cream the butter and the sugar.

Put the soft butter and the granulated sugar into the mixer and start creaming.

Creaming can last for about an hour it depends on your mixer and the size of the grains of your sugar.

A well-creamed sugar-butter mix should look much whiter than the butter you started with and also softer.

Prepare your cake pan by rubbing the insides with soft butter,when you are almost done with the creaming.

Put some flour into the greased pan, making sure the flour touches every part, then pour out the flour.
The greasing and flouring of the insides of your cake pan will prevent the cake from sticking to the pan and will make it easy for you to bring out the cake from the pan when done, without damaging the cake.

Beat the Eggs,carefully break all the eggs into a bowl and whisk.

Add the eggs and mix.

Mix till you have a smooth blend of the creamed butter/sugar and the eggs.

Preheat your oven to about 140°C or 299°F
Add any flavours of your choice, add the brandy and pre-soaked dry fruits and mix with a wooden spatula.

Add some browning if you are baking a Nigerian wedding cake. This is what gives the cake the traditional brown Nigerian cake colour.

Add the plain flour with the baking powder.

Stir with a wooden spatula. 

Take note to stir the cake in one direction, to avoid having holes in your cake when your done.

Pour the cake mix into the greased cake pan.

If you want to bake a multicolour layered cake then you should divide the cake mix into the number of colors you want by putting into separate clean dry bowls,then Add colours to each, stir and pour into the cake pan one after the other. 

level out each coloured cake mix as much as possible before pouring another one.

Transfer the cake to the preheat ed oven.
Bake for 2 hours,45 minutes, or less (depending on how your oven works) before attempting to open the oven door to check the cake.

Do not open the oven door else you will interrupt the baking process, the cake will stop rising and it will become hard after baking.

Keep checking the cake and only open the oven door when you realize that the cake is no longer rising,remember that all ovens are not the same,so you should take caution.

After an estimated time of about 2 hours,or less or even more in some cases,check if the cake is done and no longer rising.

Perform the knife test by driving a knife into the center of the cake. If the knife comes out with smears of the cake mix, then the cake is not done,however If it comes out clean and dry, with only a smear of butter and an oily look,then the cake is done.

Then look at the sides of the floured pan,The cake should be separated from the pan or at least not stuck to the pan.

Let the cake cool down before you start to decorate.

The best place to store your Nigerian cake is inside your refrigerator freezer.

And that how you can easily bake your nigerian cake,any questions?