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Clementine and Semolina Cake – A divine slice | Adventure Yogi

This heavenly slice of cake will soon be a firm family favourite and honestly, it looks as good as it tastes! Our clementine and semolina cake is perfect as a slice with a cup of tea in the afternoon but also, just fancy enough to be showstopper dessert!



Let’s be fair, semolina doesn’t exactly conjure up visions of heavenly food however it is packed full of goodness!


  1. Rich in magnesium, Vitamin B Complex, folate and iron.
  2. Contains selenium, an antioxidant that prevents cell membrane ad DNA degradation. Essentially, this cake has anti-ageing properties!
  3. Helps control cholesterol levels.
  4. Great source of fibre, essential for gut and overall health.
  5. Contains vitamin A to keep eyes and heart wonderfully healthy!


Let’s get baking this delicious Clementine and Semolina Cake!


cake ingredients


Ingredients for Clementine and Semolina Cake


For the cake

  • 220g good quality, live Greek yoghurt
  • 55g unrefined brown sugar
  • 100ml good quality olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Grated zest of three clementines
  • 1 clementine peeled and sliced thin for the top
  • 160g of semolina
  • 75g flour (gluten-free if possible)
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 50g ground almonds

Orange Syrup

  • Juice of three clementines
  • 100g unrefined sugar



Clementine and Semolina Cake is so simple to make!


pre bake cake


Before you begin making your Clementine and Semolina Cake, preheat the oven and prep a 23cm baking tin.

  1. To start, whisk together the yoghurt, oil, eggs and sugar until light in colour.
  2. Next, sift in the flour.
  3. Add the semolina, baking powder, zest and almonds proceeding to mix in the dry ingredients fully.
  4. Gently pour into the baking tin, placing the clementine slices neatly on top.
  5. Place in the centre of the oven at 180 for 50 minutes.
  6. While it is baking, create your orange syrup by simply dissolving the sugar in the clementine juice. This may need a little heat but not too much!
  7. When the cake comes out of the oven, pour the syrup over while it is still hot!



Enjoy! We love this Clementine and Semolina Cake while it is still a bit warm bit honestly, it is delicious at any time! This recipe is courtesy of our wonderful AdventureYogi chef and all-round kitchen goddess, Nafia. Check out our calendar to see when you can sample her incredible food for yourself!


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