Semolina Cake Drizzled With Poaching Liquid

In Salt & Time, Alissa Timoshkina calls this semolina cake a perfect all-year-round cake that can be consumed at breakfast, as an afternoon tea treat or an after-dinner dessert. I served mine with poached guavas and a good drizzle of the poaching syrup.

Semolina Cake
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Semolina Cake

This cake really benefits from being served with poached fruit
Recipe For: Cake
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Salt & Time page 179


  • 375 g semolina
  • 375 mls milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g fructose
  • 80 g salted butter
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 5 mls vanilla extract


  • Place the semolina and milk into a mixing bowl, stir to combine and set aside for an hour
  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the eggs, fructose and butter into a stand mixer bowl and cream using a balloon whisk
  • Add the baking powder and vanilla extract and whisk to combine
  • Add the semolina into the eggs and whisk to combine
  • Pour into a lined 23cm spring form tin and place into the oven
  • Bake for 50 minutes then remove from the oven
  • Leave to cool for 5 minutes in the tin before turning out
  • The cake can be served warm or left to cool completely


If you don't have poaching syrup then be sure to drizzle honey or coulis over the cake as it needs moisture added to it
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