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Mkate-wa-sembe

Mkate wa Sembe (Swahili Sponge Cake)

Have you ever heard of Mkate wa Sembe (Swahili words directly translating to bread of maize meal). This bread/cake is a delicious accompaniment for tea time. It is also known as Mkate wa Mayai or a Swahili Sponge Cake.

Have you ever heard of Mkate wa Sembe (Swahili words directly translating to bread of maize meal). This bread/cake is a delicious accompaniment for tea time. It is also known as Mkate wa Mayai or a Swahili Sponge Cake.
Mkate-wa-sembe

Ingredients

4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 cup Unga wa Dola All purpose flour
1 cup Unga wa Dola Maize meal

Instructions

1
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla essence and baking powder for 5-8 minutes or until the fluffy. This is a very important step so make sure you take the time to beat it until the mixture is pale, fluffy and thick.
2
Add the milk and oil and beat again for 1 minute.
3
Scoop in all purpose flour and maize meal and beat for another 1 minute or until the flour is well incorporated into the liquid mix.
4
Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven at 175C for 40-45 minutes. To check if it is ready, insert a skewer and if it comes out dry, it is ready.
5
Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove the cake and let cool completely. Slice and serve with some hot tea or coffee.
    • Lilian maina
    • March 10, 2018
    Reply

    Wow. It looks superb

  1. Reply

    Looks delicious, will give it a try.

  2. Reply

    I love the way your recipes are simple and well outlined. Thank you for sharing

      • Pika Chakula
      • June 29, 2018
      Reply

      You’re most welcome 🙂

    • Silz
    • June 27, 2018
    Reply

    I did not know that mkate wa sembe means sponge cake. Really?

      • Pika Chakula
      • June 29, 2018
      Reply

      Yes, it is a Swahili sponge cake and really delicious too. Hope you will give it a try 🙂

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