Orange semolina syrup cake
Orange semolina syrup cake
Preparation time:
15
Cooking time:
55
Serves:
8-10 serves

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 ¼ cups fine semolina
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tblsp finely grated orange rind
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • Syrup
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 orange, cut into 2mm-thick slices
  • 1 cup orange juice
  1. Method

  1. Grease a deep 22cm round cake pan. Line base and side with baking paper.
  2. Combine flour, semolina, sugar, eggs, oil, rind and juice in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Spoon into prepared cake pan.
  3. Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for about 50 to 55 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  4. Meanwhile, to make syrup, place 1 cup of the sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil. Add orange slices. Boil gently for 6 to 7 minutes, or until pith is tender. Using tongs, transfer orange to a plate. Discard syrup.
  5. Place remaining sugar and juice in a clean saucepan. Stir over a low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil. Boil gently for 5 minutes.
  6. Using a skewer, pierce holes all over cake in pan. Spoon hot syrup over hot cake. Stand for 30 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
  7. Serve cake warm or cold topped with orange slices.

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