Spiced Soji Cake

Delicious Spiced Soji Cake

Ah soji…the classic Indian dessert and often the highlight of a big Indian wedding. The key ingredient is semolina and let me tell you, it is delicious!

I made soji for the first time a few weeks ago and one daughter loved it but the other hated it. So I decided to have a second go but make a cake instead.

It turned out really great!

Spiced Soji Cake

Spiced Soji Cake

Nadia Gabriel
A delicious, rich and not too sweet cake, perfect for afternoon tea
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian


  • 200 grams butter/baking margarine
  • 500 ml milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 cup plain cake flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Add the butter, milk, cinnamon, cardamom powder and vanilla essence to a pot. Bring to the boil then remove from the heat and leave the mixture to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add the oil and then the rest of the ingredients one at a time, starting with the semolina. Whisk as you go to keep the mixture lump free.
  • Line a casserole dish or baking tin and pour the mixture in then smooth the surface.
  • Bake for 25-30minutes at 180 degrees


  • Top with dessert cream and slivered almonds.
  • You could also substitute the spices for lemon or orange zest to have a citrus flavoured cake.

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