Nigerian Food and Recipes

Butter Cake

This plain but delicious cake is one of the simplest cakes to prepare. It is preferred by many who want their cakes the old -fashioned way. Butter cakes are easier to manage and could be enriched with milk, lemon and raisins

  • Prep Time: 1h
  • Cook Time: 1h
  • Total Time: 2h


  • 500 g Butter
  • 300 g Sugar
  • 500 g Flour
  • 10 Fresh Eggs
  • 1/2 nutmeg seed, grated
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla or any other of your choice
  • 2 tbsp. Baking powder
  • Dried Fruits, optional


  1. Grease your pans
  2. Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Beat eggs till light and fluffy
  4. Sift all dry ingredients together.
  5. Pour beaten eggs gradually into butter mixture, alternating with flour and beating well after each addition.
  6. Remember, folding in is the process used for putting flour and other dry ingredients
  7. Put in your desired flavour or essence
  8. Pour into your 8 or 9 inch pan and bake in a moderately preheated oven for about one hour

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