Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake

Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake

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There is fun in the air, and nobody can resist a treat or two in the weeks leading up to Christmas! Here is yet another treat to enjoy, and share with your friends – to make the festival season even more special. This unique Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake is made with rava instead of plain flour, which is usually the main ingredient in cakes. That gives this cake an enjoyably crumbly texture, which together with the flakiness of coconut makes the total effect mind-blowing. This recipe uses very little milk, so stick to the quantities mentioned, to get the batter consistency right.

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Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake recipe - How to make Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake

Resting Time:  2 hours.   Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  40 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cake
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1 cup semolina (rava)
1 cup freshly grated coconut
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup curds (dahi)
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp cornflour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
a pinch of salt
melted butter for greasing
plain flour (maida) for dusting
  1. Grease a 225 mm. (9”) by 125mm. (5”) cake tin with melted butter, dust it with plain flour and sift to ensure uniform distribution of the flour. Shake and remove the excess flour.
  2. Combine all the ingredient in a deep bowl and mix well using a spatula.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased and dusted cake tin and spread it evenly.
  4. Cover it with an aluminum foil and keep aside for 2 hours.
  5. Remove the foil and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 40 minutes.
  6. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes and de-mould.
  7. Cut into square pieces and use as required.

Nutrient values per cake
Energy2298 cal
Protein25.1 g
Carbohydrates273.2 g
Fiber14.4 g
Fat119.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A2896.1 mcg
Vitamin B10.3 mg
Vitamin B20.3 mg
Vitamin B33.7 mg
Vitamin C2.3 mg
Folic Acid31.4 mcg
Calcium312.4 mg
Iron4.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium748.2 mg
Potassium269.9 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake
 on 29 Dec 16 09:27 AM

Hi, should the sooji be coarse or fine? Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, We have used fine rava
29 Dec 16 09:46 AM
Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake
 on 28 Dec 16 09:26 AM

Hi there.I tried this recipe to the exact measures.n it came out fantastic. My daughter loved it.even my husband liked it( though he doesn''t like cake) bcoz it is non maida cake.thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Versha, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
28 Dec 16 12:56 PM
Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake
 on 24 Dec 16 07:21 AM

Mam can we steam this cake in a pressure cooker.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi laila, We have not tried it, you can try it, we have this recipe in pressure cooker
24 Dec 16 08:44 AM
Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake
 on 17 Dec 16 11:17 PM

Is this cake is suitable for making in pressure cooker without oven
Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake
 on 14 Dec 16 07:09 AM

Hi I made this cake n or was so delicious...I couldn''t belive myself that I can bake a cake ..this first cake I made in my life n credit road to u...thank I very very much aunty
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Avni, That is great, do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
14 Dec 16 12:35 PM
Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake
 on 15 Jun 16 03:53 PM

my cake could not bake properly it will raw in medium portion is it not make in glass bowl
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Priyanka, Follow the recipe exactly and bake in an oven and not a microwave and use an aluminium tin as mentioned in the recipe.
15 Jun 16 04:07 PM
Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake
 on 02 Apr 16 10:33 AM

What if I directly bake the cake instead of keeping it aside for 2 hours?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi minal, No you should keep it aside for 2 hours as mentioned to get a perfect cake
02 Apr 16 12:43 PM
Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake
 on 03 Feb 16 10:20 PM

Delicious kids loved it!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Sapna. Glad your kids loved the Eggless Semolina and coconut cake. Keep trying new recipes and posting your comments. We would love to hear from you.
04 Feb 16 10:02 AM
Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake
 on 21 Dec 15 04:18 PM

The best of this cake is that it is eggless and also it does not contain any maida. Most of the cakes i have seen have maida. The coconut lends a very nice flavour to this cake and also the butter gives it an amazing texture and taste. One more plus point is that it is made without using milk maid and instead it is using curds. A wonderful christmas dessert. Must try!!