Kenyan Sponge Cake (Mkate wa Mayai)


  • Egg alternative
  • 50 g
    powdered sugar
  • 5.5 tbsp.
    all-purpose flour
  • 0.5 tsp.
  • 0.5 tsp.
    baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder.
  4. Add the egg alternative, sugar and cardamom and beat until fluffy (until the volume doubles).
  5. Add the flour gradually and fold in carefully.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the tin.
  7. Bake for around 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Leave to cool.


Courses: Dessert
Cuisines: Kenyan
Cooking time: 15-30 minutes
Number ingredients: > 5 ingredients
Preparation method: Baking

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