i hear someone say; Semolina and Mango? Hell to da No!? Believe me when
i say that was the reaction i got from people who were told about idea
of mixing both together before they tried it out. A lot of people
couldn’t get over the fact that mango could be an ingredient in cake
making and semolina (what we normally use in making “swallow”
for soup) could be used in place of flour. Some few hours later when i
gave them slices to taste without letting them know the ingredients used
in the preparation, they kept raving about how good the cake was.
The funny thing about this was, i didn’t go all out while sourcing for
ingredients to make it. All i did was put together a few leftover
ingredients i had in the kitchen and Voila! The cake was done. Semolina
is an italian word derived from the name “semola” meaning Bran. This is also derived from the Latin word “simila“, meaning ‘Flour’. Semolina is made from a specie of hard wheat known as “Durum” which means “Hard” in English. This same wheat is the type used in the production of spaghetti, macaroni or even couscous. The main point here is, semolina is “Flour” and can be used in cooking in general. For this cake, i used my pot baking method to make it easy and as basic as possible especially for those who don’t have an oven.
Mango semolina fruity cake recipe
• Prep Time: 15 minutes
• Cook time: 30 minutes
• Total time: 45 minutes
• Recipe Category: Cake recipes
“cherry mango”. You can use any mango for this recipe. While blending,
don’t add water to it as the pulp should be thick and not watery. If you
can’t help but add water, just add very little.
soften. With a knife, slice open the middle and remove the seed within.
Rinse the deseeded dates and place in a blender. Add a small amount of
water to make the blades of the blender move. Roughly blend the dates
making sure it still has chunks of fruits – Set this aside.
seeds. Slice the apple lengthwise into smaller pieces – Set this aside
The cooking oil should be flavorless. This is to ensure it doesn’t
interfere with the mango flavor with other ingredients combined
In a medium sized bowl, mix the semolina flour, granulated sugar and
baking powder together. Add the oil and whisked eggs and mix to combine.
yellow paste. Add ½ cup of the chunky date fruit and mix thoroughly for
about 10 minutes.
little oil. Flour the pan with a little semolina flour making sure
every part within the pan is covered with flour. This is to enable the
cake come out with ease once it’s ready.
place a pan/ plate within (upside down). This is done to increase the
height. Pre-heat the pot by covering it and leaving for 5 minutes. Turn
down the burner and place the cake pan on top of the plate within the
pot. Cover the pot and leave to bake for 30-35 minutes till a toothpick
inserted comes out clean.
pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in
the center of the cake comes out clean.