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Inner Spice Featured Recipe – Bay Leaf, Coriander Seed and Lemon Semolina Cake

Bay Leaf, Coriander Seed & Lemon Semolina Cake

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We love partnering with foodies to bring you new and exciting recipes to try. Our new dessert recipe is courtesy of Rutchi from Inner Spice. Enjoy!


  • 250 grams fine semolina
  • 170 grams almond meal
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 lemon - zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds - lightly roasted
  • 4 fresh Mediterannian bay leaves
  • 225 ml olive oil
  • 250 grams honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 4 eggs - lightly beaten

Honey Lemon Glaze

  • ½ lemon - thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds
  • honey


  • Grease and line a cake baking tin and preheat oven to 170C
  • Coarsely grind the roasted coriander seeds and 2 of the bay leaves
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. with the spices
  • Combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
  • Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake for 45-60 minutes - checking on it intermittently
  • In the meantime, prepare the glaze by warming a small fry pan, adding a good drizzle of honey (enough for the lemon slices to sit in), the lemon slices, remaining bay leaves and ½ tsp coriander seeds. Allow to warm though and bubble. Keep warm until ready to pour on room temperature cake.
  • Once cake is baked through, add the glazed lemon slices and pour over the warm honey drizzle.

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