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7 Cake Ideas For Your Saturday Owambe

Maureen Eugene
By Maureen Eugene
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It is another weekend and we know you are likely getting your gele or agbada ready to unwind at an Owambe this Saturday. 

For non-Nigerians reading this post, Owambe is a Nigerian word or slang for parties. And these parties are memorable events filled with music, joy, jollof, and cakes. 

Cakes are a great way to spice up your Owambe. This is why we have compiled a list of the types of cake you can have or find in a Saturday Nigerian party.

This article is for you — whether you are the party host, the event planner, or the gatecrasher who is ready to stuff takeaway and drinks in their bag. 

Yellow Butter Cake

yellow butter cake

The yellow butter cake is better served with a splash of chocolate and enough sprinkles. There are several methods to prepare this lovely cake. You can dump all the ingredients in a bowl and mix or add the ingredients by part and mix with an electric mixer. 

Red Velvet

red velvet cake

The red velvet is the favourite of many. It is made with red velvet, butter, oil, flavour, and colours. The attractive velvet colour makes it stand out at every party. The velvet colour can be achieved by mixing cocoa powder and buttermilk. It is a sure delight for your party.

Carrot cake

carrot cake

Here's another fantastic cake you can find at a Nigerian Saturday party. It is made using grated carrots and oil in place of butter. The collection of spices makes each bite rich with cream and cheese. 

Sponge cake

sponge cake

The sponge cake can be easily incorporated into your item 7 lineup. Its name is derived from its spongy texture. It is made from well-flavoured syrup and omits artificial leavens such as baking powder. It can be stacked in layers with whipped cream and berries. It can also be sliced into thin slices and served in bits along with other snacks like small chops. 

Fruit cake

fruit cake

Fruit cakes are one of the most exciting cake decorations you can have at your party. The production process makes it a spec and a delicacy to behold. Made from a variety of fruits, nuts, and spices, it is usually preserved with brandy or rum. 

Hummingbird cake

hummingbird cake

Although not famous, it is quite a treat to have for your party. It is flavoured with pineapples, warm spices, pecans, bananas, pineapples, and cheese frosting. It has gone through several transformations since it originated in Jamaica. It was initially called the Doctor Bird Cake. With its beautiful orientation, it fits just any Owambe, whether children or adult parties.

Opera Cake

opera cake

If you're looking forward to something light and special, then go for the opera cake. Not much is known about its origin. However, we know it comes in several layers soaked in coffee and almond placed in-between a flavoured buttercream. At its top is a chocolate icing making it an exquisite choice for special parties. 

Eating cakes at Owambes is great, but what about baking and making money from them? Our Cake Baking and Decoration Course will teach you how to bake and sell sweet, mouth-watering cakes for your weekend. Click here to take the course now.


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