Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lemon Semolina Cake




I enjoy cakes with colour and texture as well as flavour, and last week, I made a cake that fitted that bill completely.  The cake was the Lemon Polenta Cake from the Manna from Heaven cookbook.

This cake contains lemon zest and coconut and should contain polenta.  However, I accidently used semolina instead of polenta, which meant my cake was not gluten free.  However, Linda at work said in her view, this made the cake nicer, and reminded her of a cake she'd had in India.  It was so good, she asked for the recipe.

The cake is glazed with lemon icing:




My only tip is to be sure to line the bottom and sides of your pan, as the cake has a tendency to stick.

Verdict: a textural, tangy delight.

12 comments:

mireia badia said...

Looks really moist!!!!!!!

Blond Duck said...

You are the queen of cakes!

Guru Uru said...

What a beauty of a cake my friend :D
So soft and moist!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Gloria said...

Love your cakes and this look delicious!

Kari said...

I'm really excited by this - I love the idea of semolina and it's the second semolina cake I've seen recently that appeals. I think I will have to organise myself and make one!

Johanna GGG said...

having recently made a lemon cake with polenta, almonds and coconut, I am sure this can would be wonderful - and semolina sounds great too!

Lauren said...

I've never tried a polenta or a semolina cake, but this looks lovely and I adore lemon-flavored baked goods.

Kayte said...

Looks beautiful...you had me at lemon...lemon anything. Still not convinced about the semolina part but maybe I just don't use it often enough to be convinced on sight. However...that lemon thing is a very strong draw! And it is lovely looking inside and out!

Cindy said...

I just bought some semolina--for BWJ. I'll have plenty leftover for this recipe. I looks delicious.

Kathy said...

I really love the texture that semolina gives to baked goods…this cake looks lovely!

Mary Hirsch said...

I have semolina flour on hand since I am making TWD bread this week-end. This cake sounds very good. I like all the flavors.

Gracie said...

YUM. I need to get that cookbook. the cake looks AWESOME!!!!