The Truth About Ghanaian Peanut Butter (Nkate Cake)

You must be careful not to overbake the Nkate cake, or it will become dry and hard.
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Nkate cake is a popular Ghanaian peanut butter. It is made with roasted peanuts, sugar, and butter and has a crunchy texture and a sweet and nutty flavor. 

Nkate cake is often eaten as a snack or dessert by both young and old and can also be used in cooking. 

This article aims to take you through the process of making Nkate cake as well as its nutritional value.

How to make Nkate cake 

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  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Place the roasted peanuts in a food processor and blend until they form a smooth paste.
  2. Add the sugar, butter, and salt to the food processor and blend until everything is well combined.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a lined baking pan and press it down evenly.
  4. Bake the Nkate cake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20–25 minutes, or until it is golden brown.
  5. Let the Nkate cake cool completely before cutting it into squares or bars.

Additional tips

For the best flavor, opt for roasted peanuts. In case you don’t have a food processor, you can grind the peanuts either using a blender or the old-fashioned way with a mortar and pestle.

You must be careful not to overbake the Nkate cake, or it will become dry and hard. And to make it just right for your taste, don’t hesitate to adjust the sugar and butter as needed.

Note: Nkate Cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. It can be used to create a variety of dishes, including Nkate cake cookies, Nkate cake sauce, Nkate cake ice cream, Nkate cake peanut brittle, and Nkate cake spreads for sandwiches and toast.

The health benefits of Nkate cake

Nkate peanuts are a good source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscle tissue. This is especially important for people who are exercising regularly or trying to build muscle mass.

Also, Nkate peanuts are a good source of fiber and protein, which help you feel full and satisfied, thereby aiding your weight loss journey.

Likewise, Nkate peanuts are a good source of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, which improve heart health.

Additionally, Nkate peanuts contain antioxidants and other compounds that can help reduce inflammation. This is beneficial for people who have chronic inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or heart disease.

Moreover, Nkate peanuts are a good source of magnesium, which is important for energy production and helps you stay energetic. 

It is also gluten-free and suitable for vegans, reducing the risk of chronic diseases and promoting gut health.

Final thoughts on Nkate cake

Nkate cake is a delicious and nutritious food that is worth trying. It is a good source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats and is also gluten-free and vegan. 

Nkate cake can be eaten as a snack or dessert on its own or used in cooking to make a variety of dishes.

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