Kenyan Sponge Cake

 

Ingredients

1 cup flour

¾ cup sugar

4 eggs, at room temperature

1 teaspoon ground cardamom powder

4 – 6 cardamom pods, opened (only use the seeds)

A pinch of cinnamon powder

Extras; 1 tablespoon flour and butter for dusting

Instructions 

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Add eggs and sugar into a mixing bowl and mix using an electric whisk or a hand mixture until thick and voluminous

In separate bowl, mix the rest of the dry ingredients and sift in gently into the egg and sugar mixture. Use a spatula to fold in the flour until there is no more lumps of the flour

Prepare a baking tin by lightly greasing it with butter and dusting it with flour then pour the cake mixture into it

Place it in the oven and back till golden brown ca. 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Cool completely on a wire rack before serving

Enjoy.

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39 Comments Add yours

  1. KP Kwan says:

    That is refreshing. We use cardamon and cinnamon to cook things like rice and curry in Malaysia. Never thought of incorporate into cakes. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. admin says:

      You are welcome KP Kwan,
      Try it and you’ll be surprised how cardamom plays it’s part on this cake!
      Happy Cooking.

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  2. monica says:

    hey no need for rising agent or the flour is self raising

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  3. monica says:

    is there need for any rising agent or the flour is self raising

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Monica,
      There is no need for any rising agent and no, the flour is not self raising, just the normal one.
      Happy Cooking.

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  4. janet says:

    help with an easy method to bake meatballs….
    with easy ingredients

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  5. Aanchal says:

    hello
    I m from India….
    actually there is a competition in my school where we have to make kenyan food….
    Can u suggest me some good n simple things that can be made..?

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Aanchal,
      Try Kachumbari and Pilau. All the best..

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  6. Mercy says:

    Hi,
    There’s nowhere you’re adding any liquids like milk or water?

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Mercy,
      There are no Liquids involved in this cake. Check the ingredients list.
      Happy Cooking.

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  7. Perminus Ngugi says:

    Hi that very interesting cake.
    I am a chef in London and I am loving all your baking.

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    1. admin says:

      Hi Perminus,
      You are welcome. stay tuned for more!
      Happy Baking..

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  8. Cassandra says:

    I’m gonna try to bake it this week, for my boyfriend, he’s indian from Kenya 🙂 I hope he will like it 🙂

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    1. admin says:

      Hi Cassandra,
      Hope all went well with your cake? and that you liked it?

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  9. Jessica says:

    Is the temp. 180 c or 180 f.

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    1. admin says:

      180 Degrees Celsius.

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  10. Sein says:

    Will the ingredients be diffrent if you baked with a jiko

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    1. admin says:

      Not really..

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  11. Maurine says:

    Looks beautiful! But what do you do with the seeds from the cardamon pods? I’d like to make the cake for my Sunday school children who are learning about Kenya.

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Maurine,
      You add them into the barter before baking. hope your children enjoyed it?

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  12. Vanice says:

    Hi,so easy and yummy looking!
    Can i do it without cardamom pods where i live is difficult to get it.
    Thanks.

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Vanice,
      Yes you can leave them out.
      Happy Baking..

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  13. Pamela Corden says:

    Hi, my son would like to make this cake for his homework 🙂

    Sorry, but which flour is it? I know you’ve said you don’t use self raising, just normal. Does that mean plain flour? Sorry, I’m no great cook!

    Thank you.

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Pamela,
      Yes plain flour is also what I use.

      All the best to your son on his homework.

      Happy Baking.

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  14. Boniface Mutahi says:

    Compliments…I wish to get your recipe in book let for,inquiring if possible. Rgds,Boniface

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Boniface,
      Thank you for the compliments.
      I have an e-book with over 30 best of Kenyan recipes. Please check on main page.
      You can also subscribe with your email address for notification once a new recipe has been published!
      Best Regards and Happy Cooking..

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  15. Allie Rogers says:

    What is the serving size for this

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Allie Rogers,
      This serves 2-4 People!

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  16. Dee says:

    What size pan ? Round or square? Thanks. We are making it for a school project.

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Dee
      you can use any pan in any shape.
      All the best at the school project..

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  17. Nicole says:

    Hi, if I can’t find cardamon seeds, can I use the ground version? If so, how much?
    Thanks.

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Nicole,
      Use a teaspoon of ground cardamom.
      Happy baking.

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  18. Sarahjane Cottrell says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe. My son baked this cake to offer with his school’s “World’s Fair” presentation on Kenya. He served over a hundred people, and everyone loved it!

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Sarahjane
      Thank you to too for the feedback!
      Glad to hear people loved it.

      Best regards.

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  19. bob says:

    i will enjoy making this recipe thanks.

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  20. esther says:

    What if I use jiko or stove

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  21. Malinda says:

    How large should the baking tin be? Thanks!

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  22. Stephanie Harlow says:

    Do you think it would be ok to double the ingredients and then bake it in a 9 by 13 inch pan? Or would it be better to bake 2 cakes? Can’t wait to try it.
    Thanks

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    1. admin says:

      Hello Stephanie
      In my own experience, its better to bake two cakes separately.
      Happy baking.

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