recipe: semolina cake

November 10, 2008 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Semolina Cake 

Originally uploaded by sonnnia

Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius 


  • 2 cups semolina flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil (corn, canola, or vegetable)
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • ½ cup rose water (or half a cup of water with drops of rose essence added)
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds (and halved if you can be bothered)


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • juice and zest of half a lemon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 

Combine semolina and oil. Add remaining ingredients except almonds. Grease baking dish, pour mixture in and smooth with a spatula. Arrange almonds in rows. 

Bake for about 1 hour.

Prepare syrup towards end of cooking time. Cook for 10 minutes on low heat. Remove cake from oven and cut into squares. Pour syrup on top of cut cake while both are still hot.


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