Apples & Honey Semolina Cake

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dessert


  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, lukewarm
  • 3 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 2/3 cup semolina
  • 2/3 cup ground walnuts or almonds
  • 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 (we used wholesome sweeteners)
  • 16oz container vanilla coconut “yogurt” (here we used So Delicious)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Topping
  • 2 large granny smith apples, diced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar (we used wholesome sweeteners)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup honey (We used Wholesome Sweeteners)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9.5 inch round pie dish with cooking spray
  2. Mix together lukewarm milk and flax seeds in a small bowl. Set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, combine semolina, ground nuts, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
  4. In a large bowl, mix coconut oil and sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy, about 5 minutes. Slowly add yogurt, vanilla extract and flax mixture and continue mixing for another 2-3 minutes, until well incorporated.
  5. Reduce speed and slowly add semolina mixture, mixing until just incorporated
  6. Pour batter into the prepared pie dish and bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean
  7. In the meantime, prepare the apple topping. Melt coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add diced apples, sugar and water, toss well and cook at medium heat until they are tender and start to brown, 6-8 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly
  8. Warm honey in a small saucepan until it turns into liquid. Remove cake from the oven. While it is still warm and using a skewer or a toothpick poke a few holes. Drizzle warm honey all over the cake, reserving 2-3 tablespoons
  9. To serve this cake whole, top it with cooked apples and drizzle with remaining warm honey
  10. For individual cakes, cut 4 circles using a ring mold or cookie cutter (do not discard the remaining pieces! They are a great snack, especially dipped in coffee!). Top each one with apples and warm honey.


For a vegan option, substitute maple syrup for the honey!