Classic Nigerian Wedding Cake Ingredients
The quantities of ingredients listed below are what I used for a cake that is baked with a 10 inch diameter and 2.5 inch deep cake pan.
- 1 cup (125g) corn flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla flavour
- 375g (3⅓ sticks) butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 cups (375g) plain or all purpose flour
- 1 tin Peak Filled Evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 8 eggs
- ¼ cup browning
- 1 teaspoon butter scotch flavour
Tools You’ll Need
The following are the tools you’ll need to bake a Nigerian Cake:
- Cake mixer.
- Sieve or Sifter
- Egg Whisk.
- An oven with a top and down heating capability is best
- Kitchen scale
- Cake Pan: 10 inches in diameter and 2.5 inches deep.
Notes on the Classic Nigerian Wedding Cake Ingredients
- If you do not want to use the plain flour (all purpose flour) and corn flour / starch mixture, use 4 cups of cake flour.
- use brown sugar because it adds its own nice flavor to this cake but traditionally granulated sugar is used.
- The eggs and butter should be at room temperature. Which mean that before you make the cake, bring these two out of the fridge long before you will make the cake. If it is winter where you live, bring them out the night before.
- Peak Filled Evaporated milk had a unique rich creamy flavour that works well with the vanilla and butterscotch flavors.
- Prepare the cake pan: rub butter inside the pan, pour some flour into the greased pan, shake it such that the flour touches every part of the inside of the pan, then pour out the flour. Set the pan aside.
- Mix lemon juice and milk. Set aside.
- Mix the all purpose flour, corn flour and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.
- Cream vanilla flavour, butter scotch, butter and sugar for 1 minute.
- Add eggs 2 at a time. Add two eggs, mix till well combined, add the next two etc till all the eggs have been added this way.
- Add the milk and lemon juice mixture.
- Sift the flour mixture and fold with a spatula.
- Add the browning and mix till the colour is well combined with the rest of the cake mixture.
- Pour into the pan we prepared earlier.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 170deg celsius (350F) for 40 minutes. It is ready when a wooden skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean
That’s how to make the Classic Nigerian Wedding Cake. This cake is also great for birthday cakes, Christmas cakes or cakes you just want to keep in your freezer and munch on when you feel like something moist and delicious.