Semolina Lemon Syrup Cake

It’s funny when the Mr walks around in the evening searching for yumminess in the fridge and in the pantry but nothing is there…well except for chocolate.

So this one was a quick in between kinder drop-off and school pick-up surprise for the big boy…and yep, he and the kids loved it!

Semolina Lemon Syrup Cake
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Serves: 20cm bundt
  • 250g butter, room temperature
  • 200g caster sugar
  • finely grated zest of a lemon
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 150g fine semolina
  • 200g sour cream
  1. preheat oven to 180C/160C fan, grease a 20cm bundt cake tin
  2. beat butter, sugar and zest until light and fluffy, add egg yolks one at a time beating well after each addition
  3. mix in sour cream then add flour and semolina an mix until just combined
  4. beat egg whites until soft peak stage
  5. carefully fold egg whites into cake mixture half at a time
  6. spoon into prepared tin and bake for about 50minutes until lightly golden and tested with a skewer
lemon syrup

200g sugar
80ml fresh lemon juice

to make lemon syrup

place sugar and lemon juice into a small saucepan over a low heat and allow to dissolve and come to the boil without stirring, take off heat once it has reached boil
take cake out of oven, pierce cake with skewer all over and pour lemon syrup over hot cake
allow to cool and remove from tin
So what do you make when the sweet cravings hit? or do you just head to the chockie stash?

Happy day to you lovely friends, enjoy

This cake has been brought to you by the yummy lemons of Miss Curlypops…thank you Miss C, I wish you lived around the corner! ♥

  • yummy Cathie, yes my boy is the same, actually hubby included, I will give this one a try looks delicious have a great week xxxx

  • Hello lovely, that looks sooo good!!

    Ours is the same, but been settling for monkey nuts (as we speak!) to settle any craving. I'd prefer the baking/choc myself!XX

    (ps. your Mr is on his way!)x

  • Looks yum! Love your tin too. I dont keep a sweet stash; if I did, I'd eat it!

  • that is one super impressive cake! My hubby immediately assumes his mum has been around if there is any baked goodness in our place, which is certainly not always the case..I need to lift my game!

  • How divine!
    I love the sound of this one. And I just happen to have a whole bag of lemons I was given as a farewell gift. I wonder if I am brave enough to bake in the caravan yet??
    Hope you are well and happy gorgeous girl. xx

  • Oh my goodness, that may be the prettiest cake and tin I ever did see!
    I hope the Mr was very happy with his sweet after dinner treat….. I'm off to search the pantry now.

  • Cathie, i sort of thought you meant man because i know my husband is always nibbling chocolate ha ha xxx and anyway men are men regardless of their age dont you think x A

  • as a lover all all things yellow and citrus, this cake is the bomb! yum yum yum and i love that not only do you just make cake – but syrup! oh, my oh my, no wonder your loved ones, well, loved it! I just used up a huge stash of lemons making lemon butter…..mmmmmmm lemon xx

  • I've always wanted to try a lemon syrup cake, yours looks gorgeous in the beautiful tin. I love having something sweet on hand, hubby doesn't mind heading for the chocolate but I prefer a biscuit or piece of cake myself. If I haven't done any baking, I'll resort to a square or two of dark chocolate… tonight it's chocolate brownies 🙂

  • This sounds really lovely Cathie. I usually go for the chocolate fix if I'm feeling like something sweet at night but I've been thinking I need a bit of a change from all that chocolate eating. Thank you for the yummy recipe. I hope you and your sweet family are all well and settling back into the school routine. xox

  • Um yum! I particularly love the mountains that your tin gives the cake! When can I come over for my slice?

  • Yum just like my mum makes minus the beautiful cathedral tin. Too bad I cant eat it anymore now that I am gluten free 🙁

  • what a pretty cake! lovely!

  • Yum…And I can totally relate lol…If I walk into the kitchen at night he immediately asks me what I am going to bake him..

  • Oh yum. Lemons are def. my weakness x

  • We are about to lose our stunning lemon tree due to home renovations, I will have to strip it and make your recipe to celebrate it's bountiful life!

  • Looks impressive. Love the tin design. enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

  • Kat

    I usually have a cup of tea and a couple of pink wafer biscuits when my sweet cravings kick in. Last week though I made orange and poppy seed cake which was amazing. Corey at a quarter of it within 15mins of it being out of the oven.

  • This sounds perfect and it looks perfect too 😉 I usually make a very simple batch of chocolate chip and orange cookies. In fact, I may need to do that right now!

  • Such a gorgeous shape Cathie!My friend gave us some lemons the other day too 🙂 I made a "gateau aux yoghourts with lemon"one of my childhood memories came back :)Hard to resist that sweet craving after visiting your blog 🙂
    PS: Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • You know I am such a sucker (pun intended) for a good lemon cake. That tin is simply beautiful, it is now on my "look for" list!

  • oh yummy yummy! I love syrup cakes of any kind and lemons are my favourite!