Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Eggless Semolina and lemon cake/ Lemony Semolina Cake

Eggless Semolina and lemon cake/
Lemony Semolina Cake/
Sooji Cake with Lemon Syrup
Hi Friends,
Winters are here and all warm and piping hot food is ready  to prevent us from bone chilling wind. So now soups, piping hot coffee/tea, warm brownies are most welcome to indulge. 
I wanted to bake a cake but not a regular one. Last time i tried mixing sooji/rava/semolina with flour and made a Sooji cake with sirka which was really a hit. It was very light & airy. So i thought to make a semolina cake which is quite similar to Bosbousa an Arabian dish made with sooji and eggs but i have edited the recipe as per my preferences. It came out so different, taste was so unique. I will suggest you to try it at least once and let me know the results.


Sooji/Semolina- 1 cup heaped
Wheat Flour-1 tbsp
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda-1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 2-3 tbsp
Lemon Zest -1/4 tsp
Sugar - 3/4 cups
Oil- 3 tbsp
Water- as needed

Take all your ingredients

Take a bowl and add sugar in it

and oil

Mix Well


now take sooji in a bowl

add wheat flour

baking powder+baking soda

all added 

mix them well

Now add this flour mix in sugar+oil mix

all mixed

add lemon zest 

incorporate slowly

Tip in the prepared pan

Now prepare the syrup

heat water in a pan

add sugar

let it boil on high for 1 minute

 add lemon juice and boil for more few seconds 

let it cool down a bit

Our cake is done within 25 minutes
let it cool down completely

Poke this cake with toothpick 

take lemon+sugar syrup

pour it on prepared cake

now cut the cake carefully

Be careful while cutting pieces

Its crumby but delicious

  1. Lemon plays a vital role in this cake, don't skip it.
  2. In case you feel cake is not that much sweet you can increase it in the syrup.
  3. You can replace wheat flour with all purpose flour here. 
  4. Cake is very crumby so be very careful while making pieces.
Hope you will like it


  1. Thank you for this post. The recipe is really well explained with illustrations. Such an easy and wonderful read. Nice work, keep it up.