Saturday, 25 January 2014

Lemon Semolina Cake

I know what I said here, and yet today I cannot help feeling like Christmas has quietly slipped away like a whisper in the night. 

Everyone has started planning Chinese New Year lou sang parties, buying the artery-clogging-utterly-scrumptious bak kwa, making pineapple jam tarts and hanging up great glowing red paper lanterns all over the place. Even the Lion Dance troupes have started making its rounds.

There is no doubt whatsoever that the New Year is well and truly 'unwrapped'. While I cannot turn back the clock, there is another Christmas to look forward to in just about 11 months, so I will say goodbye (for now) to my favourite season of the year with a rather ornery, but oh-so-delicious lemony cake.


100g Salted Butter, softened
100g Caster Sugar
2 Lemons, zested and juiced
1 whole Egg and 1 Egg Yolk
50g organic Self-Raising Flour
50g fine Semolina
1/8 heaped teaspoon Baking Powder
1 tablespoon Milk

A little Lemon juice and some Icing Sugar, mixed together to form a thick syrup

Preheat oven at 110 Celsius. Grease a 20cm round cake tin thoroughly with butter and dust with flour. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream Butter, Sugar and Zest with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in Eggs, beating well after each addition.

Gently fold in the Flour, Baking Powder and Semolina by hand into the creamed mixture. Gently mix in the Milk until well-combined.

Scoop batter into the prepared tin and bake at 140 Celsius for about half an hour or until a skewer poked through the middle comes out clean.

Cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, before turning out onto a serving plate. Drizzle Icing over the still warm cake and leave it to cool completely before serving.


  1. i think a slice of that would make the afternoon look less grey and miserable.
    a ray of sunshine from a cake.

    1. Try it please. It's very easy to make. Like a pseudo Lemon Drizzle. :-)

  2. Ann, a cake like that would be perfect to brighten up a dull grey winter afternoon back in the UK.
    A slice of sunshine with a cup of tea.


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