Semolina & Yogurt Cake

Semolina and Yogurt Cake
The Semolina and Yogurt Cake is a dessert with dominant component the pure sheep's yoghurt, the one with the crust on top, which gives it a distinctive flavor. The coarse semolina, used for the preparation of, makes it fluffy and gives it a grainy texture. The ingredients are what remind us similar desserts like Ravani or Samali.
It is tasty and aromatic with a light syrupy texture without being flooded in the syrup. You can combine it with ice cream.

work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Semolina and Yogurt Cake Semolina and Yogurt Cake

Ingredients (~16 pieces)

  • 250g (8.8 oz) coarse semolina
  • 250g (8.8 oz) sugar
  • 130g (4.6 oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 50g (1.8 oz) almond ground
  • 3 large eggs
  • 230g (8.1 oz) plain yogurt
  • 10g (0.35 oz) baking powder
  • ½ tsp soda
  • 1 shot brandy
  • 1 lemon, zest
Separate the yolks from the whites and put them in two separate medium bowls. In the bowl with the yolks, add sugar and beat vigorously.
In an electric mixer, beat the egg whites to a stiff meringue and set aside for later.
In the yolk mixture, add the softened butter and beat well for 4'-5' to pale and to has inflated.
Add the yogurt, almond ground, the baking powder, zest of lemon and semolina. Mix to incorporate.
With a spatula incorporate in small doses the meringue, stirring gently from top to bottom without violent movements.
Finally dissolve the baking soda into the brandy and add to the mixture. Mix gently.
Pour it into well greased and floured oven pan dimensions ~24×30cm (9.4×11.8in). Spread the surface with a spatula.
Bake in preheated oven at 170°C (338°F, Gas:3.5) in air for 40'-45' until cooked and golden brown.


  • 400g (14.1 oz) water
  • 300g (10.6 oz) sugar
  • 3 slices lemon
While the Semolina and Yogurt Cake is baked prepare a light syrup. Boil all the ingredients together for 5'-6'. Leave aside to cool.
Remove the ovenproof dish from the oven and place it up on a rack. Cut into square pieces…
… and splash it all over with warm syrup. Allow to stand for a while to absorb it, and serve with ice cream.
Semolina and Yogurt Cake Semolina and Yogurt Cake

Author Zambia G. Sifaki

Semolina and Yogurt Cake