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Semolina Orange Cake with Coconut

Servings 1 20*30 cm square cake pan
Author נטלי

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 4 large eggs separated
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) sugar
  • 140 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 200 grams (1 cup) semolina
  • 100 grams (1 cup) shredded coconut
  • 10 grams (2 tsp.) baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) vegetable oil
  • 240 ml. (1 cup) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of 2 oranges

For the syrup:

  • 240 ml. (1 cup) water
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. lemon or orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175c degrees.
  2. In an electric mixer bowl, whip egg whites with sugar until you get a fluffy soft meringue.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, semolina, coconut, baking powder and vanilla.
  4. Add in the egg yolks, oil, orange juice and zest, and mix just until incorporated.
  5. Add the meringue and fold gently, just until incorporated.
  6. Transfer the batter into 2 greased loaf pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs.
  7. Cool slightly at room temperature and in the meantime, make the syrup.
  8. Syrup: In a small pot put water, sugar and lemon juice and bring to a boil.
  9. Cook for 2-3 minutes after boiling and remove from heat.
  10. Pour the syrup over the cake generously. Cool completely.
  11. Before serving, garnish with some powdered sugar.

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