Semolina Coconut Cake 2


I had no idea that a cake could be baked with semolina until I got to taste this at a friend’s place. I instantly fell in love with it. I baked it the very next day, but with a twist – I added desiccated coconut to it. This dense, eggless cake is absolutely delicious – moist in the centre and crispy on the top. You must try it yourself to believe how good this is!

To make this cake, I soak semolina in milk. I then combine self raising flour with sugar and spices. Once I incorporate the dry ingredients into wet ingredients, I add some nuts, raisins and dessicated coconut. Baked to perfection, this cake tastes absolutely amazing and very different from the regular cakes we bake. Do give it a try.

 

semolina cake

 

Ingredients:

Semolina – ¾ cup, lightly roasted
Self raising flour – 1 cup
Desiccated coconut – ¼ cup
Sugar – ¾ cup
Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp
Nutmeg powder – ½ tsp
Milk – 1 cup
Vanilla essence – ¼ tsp
Butter – 1/3 cup, melted
Salt – a small pinch
Raisins and cashew – ¼ cup

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven at 180 degree. Grease a 9 inch cake tin with butter and line it with a baking sheet
  2. Soak the semolina in milk for 15 minutes
  3. Combine the cashew and raisins with 1 tbsp flour to coat it completely. Mix the desiccated coconut into it and set aside
  4. In another bowl, combine self raising flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg powder, and mix well
  5. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the milk-semolina mix. Add melted butter and vanilla essence and mix well. The mix should be in pouring consistency
  6. Fold in the nuts and desiccated coconut gently
  7. Bake in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean
  8. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack
  9. Slice and serve

Notes:

  • Make sure the nuts are coated well with flour, else they may sink to the bottom of the cake
  • You may add nuts or dry fruits of your choice

 

Soak semolina in milk

Soak semolina in milk

 

Coat nuts with some flour and mix desiccated coconut

Coat nuts with some flour and mix desiccated coconut

 

Combine flour with rest of dry ingredients

Combine flour with rest of dry ingredients

 

Mix dry & wet ingredients, nuts and desiccated coconut

Mix dry & wet ingredients, nuts and desiccated coconut

 

Pour into a lined cake tin and bake

Pour into a lined cake tin and bake

 


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