Fig And Semolina Cake topped with figs and flowers

Fig and semolina cake

Fig and semolina cake
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern, Western
Keyword easy cake recipe, fig cake, Semolina Cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 429kcal
Author Bintu Hardy | Recipes From A Pantry


  • 225 g (1 cup 2 tbsp) coarse ground semolina
  • 200 g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250 g (1 cup) Greek yogurt
  • 180 ml (0.75 cup) milk
  • 180 ml (0.75 cup) melted butter, cooled
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 8 figs divided – 6 chopped up for the cake , 2 halved for decorating the cake


  • Semolina Cake
  • Preheat oven to fan-assisted 160C / 180C / 350F / gas 4 and line and grease a 23cm / 9 inch cake tin.
  • Mix semolina, sugar, baking powder, orange zest and salt in a bowl.
  • Add the yogurt and milk in large bowl and mix until combined.
  • Mix in dry ingredients, followed by the melted butter and lemon juice.
  • Fold in the chopped figs and transfer the batter into the cake pan.
  • Bake cake until golden brown and firm, 55–65 mins.
  • Let the cake cool for 10 mins in the tin before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Dust the cake with icing sugar and decorate with some figs and flowers.


Adapted from Semolina Cake With Oranges from Bon Appetite.

What To Serve With Semolina Cake

Yogurt and extra figs.
Chai Tea.
Orange Blossom Syrup.

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Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1.5mg