Greek Orange Semolina Cake


125g butter

½ cup caster sugar

1½ tablespoon grated orange rind

2 eggs

2 tablespoons brandy or orange liqueur

160g (1 cup) semolina

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup ground almonds

whole blanched almonds for decorating


½ cup caster sugar

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice


Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease and line 20cm round tin.

Cream butter, sugar and orange rind until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly. Stir in brandy. 

Combine semolina, baking powder and ground almonds and fold lightly into creamed mixture. Turn mixture into tin and arrange whole almonds on top.

Place in oven and immediately reduce heat to 180°C.

Bake for 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and pour prepared syrup over hot cake. Allow to cool in tin, then remove and serve with natural yoghurt or cream.

Syrup Method:

Place sugar and Orange Juice in saucepan. Bring to the boil and boil for five minutes. Cool slightly before pouring over cake.

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Published by Soumitri Varadarajan

Soumitri lives in Melbourne, Australia - #probonodesign #codesign #sustainability #patientexperience #quantifiedself #mdg

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