Best Yogurt Semolina Cake

The Best Yogurt Semolina Cake is a delightful dessert that combines the rich, creamy texture of yogurt with the tender crumb of semolina to create a unique and delicious treat.

The cake is moist, thanks to the addition of yogurt which also lends a subtle tanginess to the overall flavor profile.

Each slice is packed with delicious candied pineapples, adding a burst of sweetness to every bite.

To top it off, this delicate treat is covered with a layer of whipped cream and adorned with colorful candied fruits.

Don’t worry, making this mouthwatering cake with yogurt is a breeze.

And I’ll guide you through the process step by step.

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The secret to the Best Yogurt Semolina Cake recipe lies in the yogurt.

This amazing ingredient contains lactic acid, which, when combined with baking soda, gives the cake its unique fluffiness.

The result is a pastry that is incredibly airy and tender, sure to delight any sweet tooth.

The addition of melted butter further enhances the softness of the cake.

Besides, it gives this pastry a velvety texture.

It truly is an incredible semolina cake!

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For the candied fruits, I recommend using a variety of colors to make the cake extra festive.

Candied pineapple, with its delicious and affordable pieces, works wonders in this recipe.

These little gems sparkle amidst the snow-white cream, adding a touch of elegance to the dessert.

If you don’t have whipped cream on hand, don’t worry!

You can easily substitute it with simple sour cream and sugar, and it will still be absolutely delicious.

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Looking for a show-stopping dessert for holydays?

Look no further than this fabulous cake with yogurt and candied fruits.

With its generous layer of whipped cream and vibrant candied pineapple, this semolina cake is the perfect centerpiece for your holyday table.

It’s a delightful treat that will surely please all your loved ones, friends, and acquaintances.

So why wait? Get baking and enjoy this wonderful festive delicacy!

how to cook Best Yogurt Semolina Cake?


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To start, preheat your oven to 180°C (350⁰F). In a medium bowl, combine flour, semolina, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Give it a good mix.


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In a large bowl, crack the eggs and add sugar. Use a mixer to beat them until they become a fluffy pale mass. It should look light and airy.


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Now, gradually add the flour mixture to the egg-sugar mixture. Alternate with yogurt, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Use the mixer at low speed to blend everything until it becomes a smooth dough.


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Next, pour in the melted butter into the sugar-flour mixture. This will add richness and flavor to the dough.

TIPS: Melt your butter either on the stove or in the microwave – whichever is more convenient for you.

TIPS: Instead of using butter, you can opt for good quality margarine. It works just as well! But keep in mind that margarine contains salt. So, you might want to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe. Just a little heads up!


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Then, gently mix in the candied pineapple. Let the dough sit for about 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.


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Grease a 22cm x 22cm square baking tin with butter and dust it with flour. Pour the dough into the prepared tin and use a spatula to smooth the top.

TIPS: For added texture and flavor, sprinkle semolina on the buttered baking tin instead of flour.


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Place the tin with the dough into the preheated to 180°C (350⁰F) oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until it turns a beautiful golden brown. The aroma will fill your kitchen, making it hard to resist!

TIPS: Looking for some helpful advice on how to preheat your oven and prepare it for baking? Look no further than my articles “How and Why Do You Need to Preheat Oven” and “Top 7 Secrets How to Bake in Oven”.


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Once it’s done, let the cake cool in the tin for 10 minutes. This will make it easier to remove.


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After that, carefully take it out of the tin and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

TIPS: Wondering if your cake is ready? Stick a wooden stick or toothpick into the center – if it comes out clean, your cake is done.

TIPS: To stabilize an inverted cake, use a bread knife with a serrated blade to cut off the top.


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To add a touch of elegance, decorate the finished cake with whipped cream and sprinkle some candied pineapple on top. It will make it look even more tempting.

TIPS: You have a variety of options when it comes to decorating the cake – you can use buttercream, whipped white eggs, custard, or any other cream you like.


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Now, it’s time to enjoy your creation! Cut Best Yogurt Semolina Cake into equal pieces and serve it with a steaming cup of tea. Bon appétit!

Best Yogurt Semolina Cake


  • Semolina – 1 cup (200 g)
  • Flour – 1 cup (160 g)
  • Sugar – 1 cup (200 g)
  • Eggs – 3 pcs. (150 g)
  • Liquid yogurt – 1 cup (250 g)
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp. (3 g)
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp. (5 g)
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp. (3 g)
  • Melted butter – 3 tbsp. (42 g)
  • Candied pineapples – 1/2 cup (90 g)


  • Whipped cream
  • Candied pineapples

Cooking steps:

  1. Pour flour, semolina, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl and mix.
  2. Place the eggs in a large bowl, add sugar, beat with a mixer into a fluffy pale mass.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg-sugar mixture, alternately with yogurt, starting and ending with the flour mixture, mix with a mixer at low speed until smooth. Pour in melted butter. Add candied pineapple to the mixture and mix gently. Leave the resulting dough for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Place the resulting dough into a pre-greased and floured 22cm x 22cm square baking tin. Level the top with a spatula.
  5. Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C (350⁰F) for 45-50 minutes. Leave the finished cake in the tin for 10 minutes. Remove from tin and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Decorate the finished cake with whipped cream and sprinkle with candied pineapples.


  1. I made this cake according to your recipe – very tasty! Tender, juicy. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  2. An excellent recipe, and in cut it’s just a fairy tale. And it’s true that it’s also very suitable for Easter, and probably you can make small Easter cakes and it will be quick and easy?

    1. Certainly! You will get wonderful yeast-free Easter cakes with candied fruits!

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