Semolina Walnut Cake Recipe

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Semolina Walnut Cake
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  • for cake
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 4 large eggs
  • for syrup
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Pulse flours, 1 cup walnuts, and salt in a food processor until nuts are finely chopped.
  3. Beat together butter, sugar, and zest in a large bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at time, beating well after each addition. Stil in nut flour and spread batter evenly in a butterd 8-inch square metal pan. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/3 cup walnuts.
  4. Bake in middle of oven until golden and a tester comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack.
  5. Make syrup while cake bakes:
  6. Simmer all syrup ingredients in a 1-quart saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, 10 to 15 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  7. Evenly brush warm syrup over hot cake and cool completely in pan on rack. Cut into diamonds.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 625.25 Kcal (2618 kJ)
Calories from fat 432.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.05g 74%
Cholesterol 123.5mg 41%
Sodium 184.68mg 8%
Potassium 351.96mg 7%
Total Carbs 37.33g 12%
Sugars 18.63g 75%
Dietary Fiber 4.75g 19%
Protein 19.14g 38%
Vitamin C 3mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 56.9mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 388.74 Kcal (1628 kJ)
Calories from fat 268.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.87g 74%
Cholesterol 76.79mg 41%
Sodium 114.82mg 8%
Potassium 218.82mg 7%
Total Carbs 23.21g 12%
Sugars 11.58g 75%
Dietary Fiber 2.95g 19%
Protein 11.9g 38%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 13%
Calcium 35.4mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.7
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

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