Lola’s Kitchen: Coconut Semolina Cake Recipe

Posted May 29, 2020 by Lola in Lola's Kitchen / 4 Comments

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Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts, tens list posts about food or recipes or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Designs.

This is such an unique recipe, a cake unlike most I’ve eaten before. the texture is quite dense, the flavor is sweet and tastes like coconut and then there is a hint of sour thanks to the Greek yogurt that’s part of this recipe. It’s delicious. And the recipe is as simple as adding all the ingredients to a bowl and mixing. If you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen, but want to bake something after all this is a great recipe to try. And while it doesn’t take long to assemble it does need to spend a whole hour in the oven.

This recipe is based on Oh My Foodness their Basbousa Kokoscake uit Jordanie recipe



  • Semolina – 1 1/2 cup/ 250 gram
  • Shredded Coconut – 3/4 cup/ 80 gram
  • Greek Yogurt – 2 cups/ 0,5 liter
  • Sugar – 1/3 cup/ 125 gram
  • Eggs – 2
  • Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 teaspoons


  1. Preheat the oven to 347 degrees Fahrenheit/ 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cover a flat oven proof sheet or bowl with baking proof paper. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl combine the semolina, coconut, sugar and baking powder. Mix together. Then add the Greek yogurt and the vanilla essence. Mix for a bit and then add the two eggs. Mix till combined.
  4. Now pour the mixture into the baking proof bowl. Put it in the oven for 1 hour and once done test with a cake tester to make sure the cake is dry.
  5. Let it cool down and then store in the fridge.


What’s the strangest cake you’ve ever eaten?

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4 responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Coconut Semolina Cake Recipe

    • I don’t think I ever read corn bread, it’s not really a thing here, so I wouldn’t know how that would be with coconut. I like how easy and quick it is and it tastes great too.

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