Almond Semolina Cake
I am always looking for easy desserts for my family and this Semolina cake is one of the easiest I have ever made. It takes about 10 minutes to put together and it tastes amazing.
The inspiration for this cake is the Middle Eastern Semolina cake called Basbousa, which usually has shredded coconut, but I wanted to make it almond flavored and adding Pacific foods Vanilla Almond milk and almond flour helped me get that flavor.
Recipe ingredients:For the Cake:
Fine Semolina/ Semolina flour - 2cups
All Purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Almond Flour - 1/2 cup
Baking Soda - 1tsp
Salt - 3/4 cup
Pacific Foods Almond Vanilla Milk - 1 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup (1 stick), melted
Almond Extract - 1/2 tsp
For the syrup:
Sugar - 2/3 cup
Water - 1cup
Lime juice - 2tbsp
Cooking instructions:* Preheat the oven to 350degrees. Coat a 9" round baking pan with cooking spray.
* In a medium bowl, combine semolina, flours, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
* In a small bowl, whisk melted butter, almond milk and almond extract until combined.
* Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
* Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
* Cut the cake into squares or diamonds. Then slowly pour in the sugar syrup and let the cake soak the sugary goodness for at least 2 hours before enjoying.
* While the cake is baking, make the sugar syrup: put sugar and water in a small saucepan and on low flame melt the sugar. Once the sugar melts, rise the flame to medium-high and let the mixture boil until syrup becomes thick, about 5minutes. Keep aside until ready to use.