Semolina-Lime Cake

Semolina-Lime Cake

Tea-time Cake

Looking for the perfect `Tea-time´cake? Well here you go! This is a perfect cake for the 5 pm Tea-break which we always crave for. This cake is not made of flour like the regular cakes but with semolina. It is a rich rather than a fluffy cake and the richness will literally melt on your tongue. The mild lime taste makes this dessert to an excellent autumn cake for cold days with tea and café. We all usually have these ingredients at home, so get into the kitchen and pre-heat the oven while you mix the batter fast. Insert the batter into the oven and VOILÁ :).

Here is the recipe:


  • 250g Semolina
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 170g Unsalted butter (room-temperature)
  • 180g Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 100g Ground almonds
  • Lime peel and it´s Juice
Ingredients for the Syrup:
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 180g Granulated Sugar
  • 230ml Water
  • Pinch of Cinnamon 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. In a mixing bowl mix together the semolina and the baking powder. Then add the ground almonds. 
  3. In another bowl beat together the butter and sugar. One by one add the eggs and beat.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix in the lime peel and the juice. (Do not over mix).
  5. Put the batter into a 20x20cm greased cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes at 180°C till golden brown. 
  6. While cake is baking prepare the syrup: In a pot heat up the sugar, lime juice, water and cinnamon. Cook till the mixture becomes slightly thick (6-8 minutes). Keep aside to cool!
  7. Ones cake is baked and cooled pour the syrup on top and serve hot. 

Enjoy this delicious Semolina-Lime Cake with a hot cup of tea :) 


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