• Cooking Time: about 30 min
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes


It's a cake that my prepared very often when I was a kid.

It's quick and simple to prepare, but surprisingly moist and tasty.

I used Extra Virgin Olive oil for this cake and that gave it a strong flovour, apart from making it a bit healthier than if it was made with butter or other oils. Nuts, grated apples and especially semolina give it a particular crumbly texture, and the syrup adds some moisture without making it too sweet.

I guess next time I'll add some grated lemon rind to the batter as well.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (230 ml)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup ground walnuts
  • 1 cup grated apples
  • 1/2 package baking powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 slice of lemon


  • Whisk the eggs with sugar. Start adding all other ingredients, one at time.
  • Pour the batter into a greased and floured baking tin (round or square).
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C. I really forgot to watch how long it took to bake it, but basicly I waited till it became light brown and checked with the toothpick when I thought it was ready.
  • While the cake is still in the oven, prepare the syrup. Bring water and sugar to boil, add lemon and vanilla extract, and remove from heat.
  • Leave the cake in the tin, cut it into squares and pour the syrup over it.
  • Both cake and syrup should be warm.
  • Let it cool completely before serving. It's even better if you leave it rest overnight.

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