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Today I am going to teach you how to make nkate cake in Ghana. Nkate cake also known as groundnut cake is a popular snack in Ghana which can be taken alone or combined with a soft drink.


Growing up, it used to be one of my favorite snacks until sobolo and lamugine took over. It is mainly prepared with groundnut or peanuts. It comes with a great taste and and rich in nutrients. Stay with me as I take you through this easy Nkate cake recipe.

Special equipment needed needed

  • Rolling pin
  • Kitchen knife
  • Blender/Earthenware


To make a perfect nkate cake, you need the following ingredients.

  • 1 cup roasted groundnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oil


  • Prepare the cake over low heat to prevent it from burning.
  • Do not wait for the nkate cake to completely cook before cutting.


Steps to make groundnut cake

  1. Peel and partially crush peanut/groundnut.
  2. Pour oil in a saucepan under medium heat and add sugar.
  3. Gently stir until the sugar melts, thickens and turns brown.
  4.  Pour in the groundnuts and stir until well combined.
  5. Grease a flat surface with little oil then pour peanut brittle on top.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll brittle into flat, rectangular shape.
  7. Cut into desired pieces and store in an air tight container.

Best Nkate Cake Recipe

Nkate cake is an easy to prepare snack, common amongstGhanaians. It is also referred to as groundnut cake, as groundnut is theEnglish name for “nkate”.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Ghanaian
Servings 3
Calories 120 kcal


  • knife
  • Rolling Pin
  • blender
  • Earthenware bowl
  • blender


  • 1 cup roasted groundnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil


  • Peel groundnuts and pour into a bowl.
  • Crush them halfway either in a blender or earthenware bowl.
  • Pour some oil into a saucepan on fire and add sugar.
  • Stir the sugar with the oil till the sugar melts and turns brown.
  • Add groundnuts to mixture and stir till it mixes well.
  • Get a flat tray or chopping board and smear oil on it.
  • Pour groundnut mixture onto the tray or chopping board, and use arolling pin to make a flat design.
  • Afterwards, cut the cake into smaller pieces as you want it and keep itin a covered container, away from air.



This recipe is very simple isn’t it? You can give it a try in your free time.
It is usually eaten alone, but you can add a drink to it if you want.
We are going to learn how to make the popular nkate cake. First, let’s look at the items and utensils needed in making the tasty snack.


Calories: 120kcal
Keyword groundnut cake, nkate cake
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