Fresh take on African Food

Fresh take on African Food
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Pro Tips and African Recipes

Welcome to our African Food Love blog, where we take you on a culinary journey through the rich and diverse flavors of the continent. From the spicy stews of North Africa to the colorful and aromatic dishes of West Africa, we aim to showcase the unique ingredients and cooking techniques that make African cuisine so special. Through our blog, we'll share recipes, stories, and cultural insights that will transport you to the heart of the African kitchen. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or a curious beginner, we invite you to join us on this adventure and discover the many tastes of Africa.

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Pink Velvet Cake Recipe

Pink Velvet Cake recipe is a special treat served at holidays, wedding's, birtdays, and funerals. Many African countries are known for their delicious and unique baked goods. For example, South Africa is famous for its milk tart, koeksisters, and malva pudding, while Nigeria is known for its puff puff and chin chin. Other countries like Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia have their own traditional sweet treats as well.

Pink Velvet Cake Recipe

Baking and desserts are enjoyed across many countries in Africa, with each region having their own specialties and flavors.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
For the frosting:

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease two 9-inch cake pans.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and red food coloring.
Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring until well combined.
Add the white vinegar and stir to combine.
Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the frosting:

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy.
Gradually add the powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, salt, and red food coloring, beating until well combined.
Once the cakes have cooled, frost the top of one cake with the frosting and then place the second cake on top.
Frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.
Serve and enjoy your beautiful pink velvet cake!


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African Food Love recipe secrets for kitchen success.

Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.