Semolina cake is a delicious dessert made from semolina flour.
Semolina is usually enjoyed as porridge or in pudding form but semolina cake is just as delicious as the pudding.
Here’s a simple recipe for you:
For the cake:
1 cup semolina1 cup plain yogurt1 cup granulated sugar1 cup desiccated coconut1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla extractZest of one lemon (optional)
For the syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup waterJuice of half a lemon
Preheat your oven. Grease a baking dish or cake pan.In a large mixing bowl, combine the semolina, sugar, desiccated coconut, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.Add the melted butter, yogurt, vanilla extract, and lemon zest (if using) to the dry ingredients.
Mix until well combined. Let the batter rest for about 15-20 minutes to allow the semolina to absorb the liquid.
Pour the batter into the greased baking dish and smooth the top with a spatula.Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.While the cake is baking, prepare the syrup. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the syrup slightly thickens.Once the cake is done baking, remove it from the oven and immediately pour the hot syrup evenly over the hot cake.Allow the cake to absorb the syrup and cool for at least 1-2 hours before serving.Optionally, you can garnish the cake with additional desiccated coconut or sliced almonds.