Orange Semolina Syrup Cake

Preparation time:
15 mins
Cooking time:
55 mins
Recipe provided by: New Idea

Create a dessert with zing - try this recipe for orange syrup cake made with semolina.


1 cup self-raising flour
1 1/4 cups fine semolina
3/4 cup caster sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tblsp finely grated orange rind
1/2 cup orange juice


2 cups caster sugar
1 cup water
1 orange, cut into 2mm-thick slices
1 cup orange juice


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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