Spiced Soji Cake

Delicious Spiced Soji Cake

Ah soji…the classic Indian dessert and often the highlight of a big Indian wedding. The key ingredient is semolina and let me tell you, it is delicious!

I made soji for the first time a few weeks ago and one daughter loved it but the other hated it. So I decided to have a second go but make a cake instead.

It turned out really great!

Spiced Soji Cake

A delicious, rich and not too sweet cake, perfect for afternoon tea

  • 200 grams butter/baking margarine
  • 500 ml milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 cup plain cake flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  1. Add the butter, milk, cinnamon, cardamom powder and vanilla essence to a pot. Bring to the boil then remove from the heat and leave the mixture to cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Add the oil and then the rest of the ingredients one at a time, starting with the semolina. Whisk as you go to keep the mixture lump free.

  3. Line a casserole dish or baking tin and pour the mixture in then smooth the surface.

  4. Bake for 25-30minutes at 180 degrees

  • Top with dessert cream and slivered almonds.
  • You could also substitute the spices for lemon or orange zest to have a citrus flavoured cake.

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