Ghana cake, also known as Ghanaian cake or Ghana Christmas cake, is a popular dessert in Ghana often made during festive occasions.

Here’s a simple recipe for making Ghana cake using soda:


  • 2 cups soft flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup soda (you can use a lemon-lime soda like Sprite or 7UP)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1 cup mixed dried fruits and nuts (such as raisins, currants, and chopped nuts)



1. Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven. Grease and flour in a baking pan.

2. Cream the margarine and sugar: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add eggs: Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. Combine dry ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

5. Combine wet and dry ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the soda. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

6. Add flavor: Stir in the vanilla extract and mix well.

7. Optional: Add fruits and nuts: If you’re using dried fruits and nuts, fold them into the batter.

8. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

9. Cool: Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

10. Serve: Once the cake is completely cool, slice and serve.

Enjoy your Ghana cake made with soda! This recipe is versatile, so feel free to customize it based on your preferences.


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