This semolina date and orange cake is so flavourful, you'll be craving for more! The bittersweet taste of the orange peel and dates is just mouth-watering. Make this perfectly moist semolina cake for any celebration or just for tea time.
250gSemolinaAlso called Rava or Suji or Sooji in India
10ml Vanilla Essence
Candied Orange Peel
100 gOrange Peel
Make the Candied Orange Peel
Chop the orange peel (orange skin) into fine pieces.
In a small vessel, add the sugar and water and heat on high flame for 2 mins to form a sugar mel (syrup).
Next, add the chopped orange peel and mix on low flame for 3 mins.
Remove from stove, and allow the peel to soak in the sugar mel (syrup) and cool.
Chop the Dates and Coat with Semolina
Break the seedless dates into small cm or inch sized pieces.
Coat the date pieces with a bit of the semolina so that they do not stick to each other. Set aside.
Make the Cake Batter
Beat the eggs to a froth. Then add the vanilla essence, butter, sugar, and glycerine (optional) and mix well.
Mix the semolina and baking powder. Add this to the batter and mix. Allow to rest for 1 hour.
Lastly, stir in the broken dates and orange peel.
Line two cake tins with butter paper. Fill with the cake batter and bake at 220 degrees Celsius for 60 minutes.
Take a toothpick and poke it through the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, it's done. If it comes out with a bit of batter on top, leave it in there for another 10 to 15 minutes. Then test again to confirm it's done.
Cool and serve! But it tastes great warm too!
First, prepare the candied orange peel and the dates and set aside. Then start with the cake batter.
Use seedless black dates, so that you save the time of actually having to remove the seeds.
You can use ready candied peel which is less bitter if you do not want to make it at home. But we love the slight bitterness that fresh peel gives.
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