Semolina Yoghurt Cake

Semolina Yoghurt Cake


This is a semolina cake made with yoghurt. From all the cakes I’ve made using yoghurt, I’ve learnt that it makes the cake extremely soft, the kind that will melt in your mouth in the first bite. The Honey Yoghurt Cake from my earlier blog is absolute proof too. Semolina and rose put together do give the cake a rather Mediterranean feel and that is exotic for me. Is it for you?


  • For the cake:
  • 1/2 cup / 113 gms butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 3 eggs, separated.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup fine semolina
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • For the syrup:
  • 1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp rose essence


  1. Preheat the oven to a 180 C. Grease and line a medium sized loaf tin.
  2. Keep all the ingredients ready. Separate the egg and make sure the butter is softened.
  3. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites till they form soft peaks. Keep aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the butter and the sugar using an electric beater. Beat till the mixture is creamy
  5. Add the yoghurt, rose essence and the egg yolks. Beat on medium speed till just combined.
  6. Add the flour, semolina, baking powder and the almond flour. Using a spatula or a wooden spoon, fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until the flour is well incorporated.
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes.
  8. As the cake bakes, you can make the syrup.
  9. Put the sugar, water and rose essence in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Leave it boiling for about 5 minutes and then turn off the stove.
  10. When the cake is ready, pour the hot syrup all over the cake.
  11. Let the cake soak in all the syrup and cool completely before you slice it.