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Semolina-Coconut Cake

a delicious coconut preparation

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

A delicious coconut cake to try at home.

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • 2 cups semolina-suji or rava-ghee roasted for 2 mins and powdered
    • 1/2 cup powdered milk
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 2 cups dried coconut
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 cup water
    • 2 tsp vanilla essence
    • 20 kismis
    • 10 crushed cashews
    • few skinned almond halves-for garnishing
    • 1/2 cup dried coconut-for garnishing
    for Sugar Syrup:
    • 1 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 cup cups water


    1. Mix together semolina,powdered milk,powdered sugar,dried coconut,baking powder,butter,kismis and crushed cashews in a large bowl.
    2. Mix together the liquid ingredients(water,vegetable oil and vanilla essence) in another bowl.
    3. Add the liquid mixture into the semolina-coconut mixture and mix well to make a thick batter.
    4. Pour the batter into a baking pan .Press a peeled almond and 1/4 cup dried coconut on top.Then cut the squares such that the squares will have an almond on top.
    5. Bake the dish at 350 degree F till golden around edges and lightly browned on top in a cake oven.
    6. Meanwhile prepare the sugar syrup.Dissolve the sugar in 1 cup water and boil without stirring for 10 mins.
    7. When the cake got baked ,remove it from the oven and cut them into square shaped(in the same cut u did before placing it in the oven) with a knife.
    8. Pour 2 tsp sugar syrup and 1 tsp dried coconut on top of each squares and allow the the sugar syrup to soak in for 10 mins.
    9. Remove the squares from the baking pan and serve them warm.