Eggless Lemon Semolina Cake | How to make Eggless Lemon Semolina Cake

By Anjana Rao  |  11th May 2016  |  
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About Eggless Lemon Semolina Cake Recipe

Eggless lemon semolina cake is a super moist lemon cake and summer is the perfect time to bake this cake!!! This recipe is adapted from with few changes like the addition of semolina. Adding semolina gives a nice texture and gives a nice crusty top.

Eggless Lemon Semolina Cake

Ingredients to make Eggless Lemon Semolina Cake

  • 1 cup all purpose flour/wheat flour
  • 1/4th cup semolina/sooji
  • 1/4th cup oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (juice of 6 – 7 medium sized lemons)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4th cup warm water
  • 1 1/4tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • A pinch of salt

How to make Eggless Lemon Semolina Cake

  1. Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees.
  2. Mix lemon juice, warm water, oil, lemon zest along with powdered sugar thoroughly.
  3. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add semolina to sifted ingredients.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. (The mixture will become extremely fuzzy because baking soda reacting with lemon juice but it will settle down)
  5. Let the mixture rest for 2 to 3 minutes. In the meantime grease and dust the baking tin.
  6. Pour the cake batter in the greased tin and gently tap on kitchen counter to avoid any air bubbles.
  7. Bake the lemon cake for 22 - 25 minutes at 180 C. Every oven is different so keep an eye as mine took 22 minutes to bake.
  8. Poke a skewer or tooth pick, if it comes out clean then the cake is completely done and if not then continue to bake for few more minutes.
  9. Let the cake cool down completely before cutting the cake.
  10. Sprinkle some icing sugar.
  11. Enjoy the summery eggless lemon semolina cake with a cup hot tea or coffee.

Reviews for Eggless Lemon Semolina Cake (14)

Pani 3 years ago


Manisha Shukla4 years ago


radha satheesh4 years ago

awesomely yummy

Dewanshi Agrawal4 years ago

what is lemon zest.??

Khusum Thakur Khusum Thakur4 years ago


shreya s.revankar4 years ago


renu mehta4 years ago

can we bake in microwave or halogen oven

shruti chandak4 years ago

can we make it with a microwave?

Sunita Pasari4 years ago

wow luking amazing

Saraswathy Ramachandran4 years ago

Thanks for the recipe. Could we make this using the microwave or the pressure cooker?

Suchitra Rao4 years ago

looks yummy! can't wait to try!

Jaswinder Kaur4 years ago

thanks for posting vegan recipe, surely I will try

Sveytaa Bhardwaj4 years ago

sounds really good. leme know if dis can b made in microwave also.

Amrita Jethani4 years ago


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