Monday, 18 March 2019

Coconut Semolina Butter Cake

Added semolina flour and desiccated coconut to the butter cake to give the cake a grainy texture yet still soft and moist. The semolina flour not only enhanced the texture of the cake, but also gave the cake a nice golden colour. Love the crust which has a caramelized butter and coconut aroma 😋

Yield: one loaf of cake
Pan size: 21.5x11.5x5.5 cm
Baking temperature: 160°C at second upper rack for 30 minutes, shift to middle rack at same temperature for 10 minutes.


All ingredients in room temperature
Using 55g Omega 3&6 eggs

100g unsalted butter, softened
Pinch of salt
95g caster sugar

3 eggs

50g top/cake flour
50g semolina flour
10g coconut cream powder *
10g dessicated coconut
2g baking powder

30g vanilla yogurt/plain yogurt
10g golden syrup/honey

8g dessicated coconut

* coconut cream powder can be replaced by milk powder, or be omitted.

semolina flour

desiccated coconut


1. Grease the cake pan with butter. Set aside.

2. Mix top flour, semolina flour, coconut cream powder, 10g of desiccated coconut, and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.

3. Combine vanilla yogurt and golden syrup in a small container. Set aside.

4. Cream softened butter, pinch of salt, and caster sugar till light and fluffy.

5. Add in eggs, one at a time, to the butter cream, using the electric hand blender.

6. Fold in the sieved flour mixture from Step 2.

7. Mix in the yogurt mixture from Step 3. Mix the batter till smooth.

Finally, use a spatula to give a more thorough mix.

8. Pour the batter into the cake pan pre-coated with butter.

Sprinkle the 8g of desiccated coconut over the top.

9. Bake at the second upper rack of a preheated oven set at 160℃ for 30 minutes,

bring down to the middle rack, and continue to bake for another 10 minutes, or till golden.

10. Transfer the cake to a cooling rack to cool down for about 5 minutes, or till the sides of the cake shrink away from the wall of the baking pan.

Wrap a sheet of cling wrap over the cake to keep the moisture in.

11. Slice the cake after it has complete cool down. Enjoy 😋


  1. Hi may I confirm to wrap to cake while it's still hot?

    1. Hi Little Prince, the cling wrap was just loosely wrap over the cake, only to keep the moisture in while the cake was still warm :)


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