Christmas & Healthful Cakes

I grew up in a family that liked to bake and there was no Christmas without a cake. If you grew up in Ghana in a home like mine then you’ll testify that the Ghanaian Christmas time is not complete without some Jollof rice and Pound Cakes. My lovely mom would have us (yes, everyone in the house was involved) bake enough cakes for the entire neighbourhood.

With all this knowledge of how saturated fats are bad for your health and knowing that regular cakes are packed high with these bad fats you may be working really hard to cut down on. I am sharing with you how I get to continue my families Christmas tradition without giving my neighbours blocked arteries.

What I need? Cake flour 3 cups groundnut oil 1 1/2 cups Sugar 2/3 cup or substitute with a sweetener 3 large eggs cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon If you know how to bake cakes then you would have noticed I have substituted the butter or hydrogenated fast ( margarine) with vegetable oil which cuts sown drastically on the saturated fast while adding more unsaturated fats(which is healthy for your heart and arteries).