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pieces of West African Lime cake called Keke cut into squares and topped with peanuts

West African Lime Cake

A quick and easy West African Dessert recipe that whips up in a jiffy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Togolese, West African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 249kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 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.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg