We think Gerikiru Boakibaa sort of sits at the halfway point between a butter cake and boakibaa. Anyway, it’s a delicious dessert that’s just perfect with a cup of black tea.
1 can condensed milk
¾ cup flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
¼ cup softened butter (for the boakibaa)
1 tsp. softened butter (for greasing the tin)
1 tsp. vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Grease a cake tin by rubbing a bit of butter or oil at the bottom and sides. We used a 7 ½ inch diameter one and used around a teaspoon of butter for greasing.
Beat together the butter, eggs, and the condensed milk. You can use an electric mixer, or do it by hand by using a whisk or even a fork.
Add the flour and baking powder, and beat the mixture again until it’s all smooth.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin and place it in the preheated oven. Bake until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Our boakibaa got baked in 40 minutes. For the first 20 minutes we kept it on the lower rack and moved it to the middle rack for the last 20 minutes. This is because in a previous try, we had the top burn before the insides could cook. Anyway, different ovens cook differently, so remember to keep an eye on your boakibaa when it’s baking.