Semolina & Yogurt Cake with Honey Glaze

March 30, 2016

Semolina & Yogurt Cake with Honey Glaze

This recipe is adapted from "My Mother's Kitchen - Homemade Turkish Cooking" by Cansu Tucker.  It is simple, delicious, and low in fat.


  • 1c sugar (we used demarara sugar but regular white sugar is fine)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 cup yogurt (we used 10% Greek Yogurt but any kind will do)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 cup A/P flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite honey (we used a rich, dark wildflower honey)
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Cream sugar and eggs,
  • Whisk in semolina, yogurt, and vanilla. Whisk.
  • Fold in baking powder and flour and mix until just combined
  • Pour into a deep baking pan and bake at 375°F for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake
  • Cool completely on a wire rack
  • When the cake is cooled, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil, remove from heat, stir in honey till dissolved and drizzle over the top of the cake.

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