Semolina cake with citrus honey syrup

AWW
Cooking time
Less than 60 minutes
Cuisine
Greek
Serves
6
Type
Cake
3 stars - based on 2 reviews

Ingredients

  • 185g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • ½ cup (80g) fine semolina
  • ¼ cup (60ml) milk
  • 9 (140g) dried figs, halved crossways
  • citrus honey syrup
  • ½ cup (125ml) orange juice
  • ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan, line base and two opposite sides with a strip of baking paper.

Beat butter, sugar and rinds in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined between additions.

Fold in the combined sifted flour and semolina, and milk until just combined. Spread mixture into the pan; smooth surface. Top with the halved figs, cut-side up. Bake for about 25 minutes.

Citrus honey syrup
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves; bring to the boil. Boil, uncovered, for 3 minutes.

Pour hot syrup over hot cake. Cool in pan.

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