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Greek Recipe - Semolina Cake

Updated on September 5, 2013

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 50 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: waiting time 10 hours. Serves 10-15 people
5 stars from 2 ratings of Semolina Cake

Semolina Cake

Ingredients for Syrup

  • 900g sugar
  • 600ml water
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15g lemon peel
  • 1cinnamon stick
  • 15ml mastic liqueur ( or any other)
  • 50g almond for decoration

Ingredients for Semolina Cake

  • 500g coarse semolina
  • 220g semolina
  • 35g baking powder
  • 220g sugar
  • 1/2 grated mastic
  • 1/4 grounded vanillin
  • 750g soda
  • 240g tahini

Instructions for the syrup

  1. Add sugar, water, lemon juice, lemon peel and cinnamon stick into a big pot.
  2. Place the pot on low heat for 5 min and keep stirring.
  3. After 5 min remove the pot from the heat and remove the cinnamon stick.
  4. Add the mastic liqueur and stir well.
  5. Pour the hot syrup over the cold Semolina cake and let it for 8 hours to absorb the whole syrup.

Instructions for the Semolina Cake

  1. Add both kinds of semolina, baking powder, sugar, mastic, vanillin and soda drink into a bowl and stir all ingredients with a silikon spatula until you have "diluted porridge".
  2. Place the tahini at the bottom of the oven tray. The height shouldn't be more than 1cm. Empty the mixture over the tray and let it rest for couple hours until it doubles in size. Check if the height is more than 3 cm.
  3. Start the oven 200 C. In the meantime draw lines with a knife on the surface of the semolina cake to separate each piece and add one almond on each one.
  4. Bake the semolina cake for 50 min on a medium scale of the oven.
  5. Remove the cake and let it cool down.

Semolina Cake Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: One piece
Calories 200
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 28 g9%
Sugar 12 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 28 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      SAM ELDER 4 years ago from Home

      Yeh, I guess so :)

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      Maggie Crooks 4 years ago

      Ha! It will if I eat it all. lol

    • SAM ELDER profile image

      SAM ELDER 4 years ago from Home

      Thank you for stepping by and your kind words :) I don't think that one cake will make you gain weight :) Enjoy

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      Maggie Crooks 4 years ago

      I had to look mastic up, but everything else I'm familiar with. This sounds absolutely delicious. Once I convert the metric to American measure, I will be able to cook it. I suspect I will gain weight, tho. lol

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      SAM ELDER 4 years ago from Home

      Thank you for your comment, If you substitute semolina with something else, the cake wont be called semolina cake :) Not sure if there is any substitution. I think you can find semolina in Malaysia, it's just the ingredient might be called differently.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Awesome cake. I can't find semolina here in Malaysia. Can i substitute it with something else? The syrup uses lots of sugar though, almost 1KG ! Pretty sweet i guess? Thanks for sharing the recipe.