My dear friend, Dorothy, taught me how to bake my first cake. I remember my excitement that day, we went to the market to buy what we needed. When we went to my house, out came my garri stick and a bowl, my lesson started.
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup margarine
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon strawberry flavour
1 teaspoon pineapple flavour
Preparing the oven.
Place three empty tin tomato tins in the center of the pot. Arrange them in such a way that the cake pan can sit flat on them. Pour in the gravel.
Put on low heat.
For the cake;
Place sugar and margarine in a bowl and begin to cream. Your creaming should be in one direction, clockwise or anticlockwise. Continue creaming until light in colour and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time mixing after each addition.
Mix in flour and baking powder. Add the strawberry and pineapple flavour and mix properly.
Turn into a prepared cake pan.
Place in pot and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Note; when the cake is on fire, do not open the pot before 30 minutes so that the cake does not sink.