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birds eye view of an apples and honey semolina cake

Semolina Apple Cake

  • Author: Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8
  • Diet: Vegan


Apple season is right around the corner, and we're welcoming it with this ooey gooey semolina apple cake . It's also the perfect dessert for Rosh Hashanah!


  •  3 flax eggs ( 3 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed in 2/3 cup lukewarm plant-based milk) OR  3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup semolina flour
  • 2/3 cup walnut or almond meal
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-5.3oz container vanilla coconut "yogurt" (here we used So Delicious)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Topping
  • 2 medium apples, sliced thin (here we used ginger gold)
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9.5 inch springform pan
  2. If using flax eggs, mix together lukewarm milk and flax seeds in a small bowl. Set aside.  If using regular eggs skip this step.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the semolina, walnut or almond meal, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
  4. In a large bowl, combine the coconut oil and sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Slowly add the yogurt, vanilla extract, and flax mixture OR the 3 large eggs, (depending on what you are using) and continue mixing for another 2-3 minutes, until well incorporated.
  5. Reduce the speed and slowly add the semolina mixture, mixing until just incorporated
  6. Pour the batter into the greased springform pan. Arrange the sliced apples on top, sprinkle the brown sugar, and bake for 50 minutes placing the pan on a baking sheet in case some of the batter leaks out of the springform pan.
  7. Combine the honey or maple syrup with the cinnamon in a small saucepan and whisk well. Place it on the stove over medium-low heat until warm. Pour all over the baked cake
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: middle eastern


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 378
  • Sugar: 31.2
  • Sodium: 22
  • Fat: 19.2
  • Saturated Fat: 12.1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 47.6
  • Fiber: 3.3
  • Protein: 4.7
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Semolina cake, apple cake, Rosh Hashanah, parve, holiday

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