West African Lime cake called Keke is a wonderful dessert that is not too sweet and is super easy to make. It was the perfect ending to our Togolese meal.
This is such an easy recipe it only has 6 ingredients just sugar, butter, eggs, lime , flour and baking powder. Easy peasy to throw together. The peanut topping is optional. It only takes 25 – 30 minutes to cook.
This recipe makes an 8×8 square pan or a an eight inch cake pan would work too. I thought the consistency of it was more like a brownie than a cake but we loved it and hope you do too!
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Did you know that Togo’s capital city, Lome’ is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of West Africa? It has broad boulevards and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. It used to be referred to as the “Paris of West Africa” and the “Pearl of West Africa”.
The capital city Lome’ got its name from the alo trees that used to grow around the city. The Ewe word was alotime which means “among the alo plants“.
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West African Lime Cake
- 1 cup Sugar white
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Butter Softened
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 1/2 cups flour all purpose
- 2 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 Tbsps peanuts chopped
- Preheat Oven to 300 degrees
- Grease and flour a 8x8 square pan or 8"round cake tin
- Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy with a hand mixer.
- Add eggs in one at a time until incorporated and then add in the lime juice mix together.
- Stir in the flour and baking powder until all is well combined.
- Pour batter into the baking pan
- Bake for 25 minutes until top is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool
- Garnish with crushed peanuts if using and serve.