Semolina Cake

This cake makes me think of childhood. It must be the farina, hot cereal association...but much more grown up.


1 c farina
1 c sour cream
3/4 c sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 c flour 
Orange extract 


1 c water
1/2 c sugar
4 tbsp butter
Juice from one lemon

Mix sour cream and farina and let stand for about 1 hour. Mix eggs and sugar, add in the sour cream mixture and orange extract. Mix in baking powder and flour until uniform.  The texture should be like pancake batter.

Preheat oven to 350f. Butter and flour a 9" baking pan, and pour in the dough. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Heat all ingredients of the glaze until they come together and remove from heat just before boiling.

Run a knife on the inside of the pan and remove the cake onto a rack. Place a platter under the rack, and soak with glaze while the cake is still hot. Let cool completely before slicing. 

Serve with whipped cream. 


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