9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Honey Drizzled Semolina Cake

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Honey Drizzled Semolina Cake

I have never tried a cake with semolina and I was inclined to do this when I saw the recipe for the HBC which was chosen from here. When I finished making it and was ready to cut and click pictures, I was almost crying as I felt like it was a disaster... But then I came to know that this is correct texture of the cake from our friend Gayathri who also tried the eggless version.. Thanks to her, i felt relieved and happy. And then took these photos.. It was very tender and crumbly, so needed so much care and attention.. It has a very unique taste and a nice flavor and aroma of honey and vanilla. I also chose this for H under the baked category. I halved the recipe and made it in a 6x4 pan. But you can double this and bake it in a 13x9 pan.

For the cake
Unsalted butter - 1/4 cup (softened)
Sugar - 1 cup
Egg Replacer - 1/2 table spoon
Warm Water - 2 table spoons
Milk - 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract - 1/4 tea spoon
Semolina / Sooji / Ravai - 1 cup (fine variety preferred)
Baking powder - 3/4 tea spoon
Baking soda - 1/4 tea spoon
Salt - A pinch
Maida - 1 table spoon
Raisins – 1 table spoon
For the syrup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Honey - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/3 cup
Beat together egg replacer and warm water until it is gooey and set aside
Cream the butter and sugar and until light and fluffy. Add Egg replacer mixture, milk and beat it well
Sieve together Maida, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add semolina to this. Mix well and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 6x4 inch baking pan. Line it with parchment paper and grease the parchment paper too. I made a sling of the parchment paper so that the paper is little outside and we can pull the cake out like a handle
Now to the wet ingredients, slowly add the dry ingredients and mix well
Pour it in to the prepared baking pan and bake it in the preheated oven for 20 - 22 minutes. It is done when it is golden and the edges starts to pull away from the pan
While the cake is baking in the oven, combine together sugar, water and honey and stir until sugar is dissolved
Boil it over medium heat and reduce the heat to low and allow it to simmer for 5 - 7 minutes until the syrup has thickened.
As soon as you take the cake out of the oven, pour the syrup slowly over the hot cake, stopping when the cake can absorb no more syrup. Cool, then cut into 12 squares, and serve.
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  1. I have never tried a cake with semolina. .looks interesting. .will give it a shot sometime.

  2. Slight fragrant of vanilla extract with crisp sooji n sweetness of honey!!! Gossshhh... Sowmya, u gotta parcel me some :)

  3. Yummy semolina cake, me too tried semolina cake without butter and egg. If you wish check out my trial here http://mystylerecipes.blogspot.sg/2013/08/damascus-cake-semolina-and-yougurt-cake.html

  4. awesomelicious cake....love it....!

  5. Love the texture of your egg, i know without eggs,this cake will be definitely crumbly.. Looks beautiful Sowmya.

  6. Wonderful semolina cake and it looks perfect dear ! I have also made one and will share in coming days...

  7. look beautiful... awesome recipe with semolina

  8. had posted link post for hbc ....please add ur link

  9. wow love this egg free semolina cake :) looks so yummy and tempting me dear !!

  10. Delicious and superb looking cake.

  11. nice looking perfect and I like the coating. its come out cleana nd nice.

  12. I have made basbousa - a middle eastern cake made with semolina. I'm sure this must be great too.

  13. this must be a fav - featured in so many blogs !

  14. I am tempted to bake this cake seeing all your posts..

  15. It has turned out very nice Sowmya. At first even I though that it was going to be a waste. But after tasting it I was very happy. Love the colour of your cake...

  16. Good one..Have seen quite a few of these semolina cakes..sounds interesting!

  17. Looks like you have a winner of a recipe with this Honey Drizzled Semolina Cake.

  18. The texture is indeed very different.Looks nice:)

  19. Looks interesting.. Never tried them before..

  20. Love the texture semolina lends to the cake.

  21. Beautifully made Sowmya! i made the same one with eggs though...Really loved the texture of semolina!

  22. Semolina in a cake is new for me as well...will try sometime!

  23. Love the colour Soumya!I need to find the egg replacer now

  24. I did a semolina cake before I made a pumpkin version of basbousa and it is more crumbly but when it absorbs the honey oh so delicious


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