Cameroon Gateau (Cameroonian Coconut Cake)

Ingredients:

● 2 cups all-purpose flour
● 1 tsp baking powder
● 1/2 tsp baking soda
● 1/2 tsp salt
● 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
● 1 cup sugar
● 2 eggs
● 1 tsp vanilla extract
● 1 cup coconut milk
● 1 cup shredded coconut

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the coconut milk,
    and mixing well after each addition.
  6. Fold in the shredded coconut.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, and spread it evenly.
  8. Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out
    clean.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for at least 20 minutes before removing it
    from the pan.
  10. Serve the Cameroon Gateau as is or with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or frosting of your
    choice.

Enjoy your delicious Cameroon Gateau!

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