How to make Lemon Syrup Cake -

A rich cake served dunked in lemon syrup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Lemon (नींबू), Semolina

Cuisine : British

Course : Desserts


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Lemon Syrup Cake

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British cuisine has always been a multicultural - a pot pourri of eclectic styles.  However Britain's culinary expertise is not new! In the past British cooking was amongst the best in the world.  Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. 
British cuisine today has a variety that wipes off the image of grey boiled meat.   In London especially, one can not only experiment with the best of British, but the best of the world as there are many distinct ethnic cuisines to sample, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants are amongst the most popular.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Lemon Syrup Cake Recipe

  • Lemon 225 grams

  • Semolina 225 grams

  • Softened butter 225 grams

  • Sugar 225 grams

  • Vanilla essence 2 teaspoons

  • Eggs 6

  • Baking powder 2 teaspoons

  • Baking soda 1 teaspoon

  • Almonds crushed 150 grams

  • For syrup

  • Sugar 500 grams

  • Lemon juice 3 tablespoons

  • Grated zest of 2 lemons

  • Cinnamon sticks 2 one-inch

  • Grated zest of 1 orange

  • Orange juice 1/4 cup


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180° C.

Step 2

To make the syrup put sugar into a deep pan. Add 1 litre water, cinnamon, lemon zest and orange zest and cook to make syrup.

Step 3

Put butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream well till light and fluffy. Add vanilla essence and eggs and beat with a hand blender.

Step 4

Sift refined flour, baking powder and baking soda into the bowl and mix. Add semolina and mix. Add almonds and mix well.

Step 5

Grease 10-inch cake tin and dust lightly with dry flour. Pour the batter into it and tap on the table so that it spreads evenly.

Step 6

Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Step 7

Add orange juice to the syrup and cook till the syrup is thick. (The consistency of the syrup should be like the one made for gulab jamuns.) Take the syrup off the heat and cool slightly before adding the lemon juice. Mix well and set aside to cool down to room temperature.

Step 8

When the cake is done take it out of the oven and cut into squares or diamonds but do not remove from the tin. Pour the syrup over the cake and let it get completely soaked.

Step 9

Separate the pieces and serve.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.