- 160g semolina
- 120g plain flour
- 50g almonds
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 oranges
- 225g butter, soft
- 250g sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 tbsp icing sugar
- 1 lemon
ORANGE SEMOLINA CAKE
Prep time: 15 mins. Bake time: 45 mins
This is the perfect spring loaf cake. It’s light & sweet and the semolina gives it a nutty flavour & texture. If you want to make it without almonds, increase the semolina & flour by 25g instead. You can also make this is a drizzle cake if you prefer – dissolve 2 tbsp of sugar in the orange lemon juice and pour over whilst still warm.
Preheat the oven to 160C
Use an electric whisk/machine mixer to beat the sugar & butter until fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Add the flour, semolina, almonds & baking powder to the mix and fold in.
Zest both of the oranges and squeeze out the juice of 1. Add the juice & zest to the mix and fold until smooth.
Pour in to a tin lined with baking paper and bake for 45 mins.
When cooled top with the icing:
Combine the icing sugar with the remaining orange juice, and lemon juice. Spread over the top and decorate with whatever you want: orange zest, flaked almonds, pistachios etc.