How To Bake The Kenyan Sponge Cake


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


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


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