Semolina lemon cake

Semolina lemon cake

Semolina lemon cake is a very tasty, quick, and easy-to-make pie. This time, we will add just one ingredient to the usual recipe, which will greatly transform the taste and aroma of the pastry. We are talking about lemon zest. Everyone who likes citrus notes in desserts will really like this version of the semolina cake.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Bakery
Cuisine Russian
Servings 6 people
Calories 462 kcal


  • 1 mix bowl
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 baking mold
  • 1 grater


  • 200 g kefir
  • 160 g semolina
  • 180 g sugar
  • 130 g wheat flour
  • 5 g baking powder
  • 1 pc lemon zest
  • 5 g powdered sugar for decoration
  • 100 g vegetable oil odorless


  • Prepare the necessary ingredients.
    The necessary ingredients for cooking semolina lemon cake
  • Pour kefir over the semolina, stir with a whisk and leave for 15 minutes.
    160 g semolina, 200 g kefir
    Semolina soaked in kefir
  • Grate the lemon zest on a fine grater (only remove the yellow part, the white part is bitter). Send it to the bowl with semolina and kefir.
    1 pc lemon
    Lemon peel
  • Add refined sunflower oil and granulated sugar. Mix well.
    100 g vegetable oil, 180 g sugar
    Adding sugar and vegetable oil to the semolina
  • Introduce the last ingredients — sifted flour and baking powder. Mix thoroughly.
    130 g wheat flour, 5 g baking powder
    Flour, baking powder
  • Transfer the dough into an 18 cm diameter form. Line the bottom and sides with silicone-coated parchment paper.
    Dough in a baking dish
  • Send the pie to an oven preheated to 180 °C. The approximate baking time is 30—40 minutes. Always check for readiness with a wooden skewer — if it comes out of the pie dry, it means it is baked through inside.
    Baking mannikin
  • Remove the semolina cake from the form and transfer it to a rack. After cooling, sprinkle it with a small amount of powdered sugar, cut into portioned pieces, and serve. Enjoy your tea party!
    5 g powdered sugar
    Semolina lemon cake


Calories: 462kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 7gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 246mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 2gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg




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