Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a traditional Sudanese recipe which I learned from Sudanese friends. It's a great alternative to traditional cakes. The sound of the ingredients might put you off, but you have to taste it to believe how nice it is.
- 2 cups coarse semolina
- 1 1⁄2 cups caster sugar
- 500 ml natural yoghurt
- 1⁄2 cup desiccated coconut
- 3 tablespoons margarine or 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Cream together semolina and margarine.
- Mix in yoghurt, 1 cup sugar, coconut, and baking soda.
- Pour mix into deep baking tray.
- Cook for 20 minutes at 180 degrees celcius.
- When cool dissolve 1/2 cup caster sugar in two cups boiling water and lemon juice.
- Boil until slightly thickened.
- Pour over cooled cake.
- Allow to cool.
This is good, easy to make and probably healthier than most cakes because it doesnt use eggs and uses semolina and yoghurt. Taste was abit plain but it was nice and soft.
The adults like it, the kids didn't care for it. I found it easy to make. I used Couscous as I couldn't find semolina, not sure if they are the same. I also added more lemon juice, otherwise might be bland. Great with berries