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Benne CakesHere’s a favorite  Kwanzaa Benne Cakes Recipe

Making Benne Cakes for Kwanzaa is a favorite activity for Moms, Grandma and kids celebrating the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa. You’ll love this easy recipe. So grab a kid and start baking! Nothing says loving like baking with kids.

Benne Cakes make a wonderful holiday gift and Kwanzaa gifts are traditionally homemade and creative. Be sure to include this benne cake recipe with your gifts. It’s an added gift that will be much appreciated.You will need:

  • oil to grease a cookie sheet
  • 1 cup finely packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup toasted sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 325°. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Mix together the brown sugar and butter, and beat until they are creamy. Stir in the egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and sesame seeds. Drop by rounded teaspoons on to the cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are browned. Enjoy!

champagne glassC4U Tip:  Buy yourself some “clean” cookie sheets this holiday!  You’re worth it!