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Baath – Goa Semolina Coconut Cake
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Baath – Goa Semolina Coconut Cake

Made with fresh coconut, this is a super soft and moist cake from Goa.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: cake
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups frozen grated coconut defrosted (or freshly grated coconut)
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • edible flowers optional garnish


  • Grind the coconut with the water until you have a coarse coconut paste.
  • Beat the eggs until very light and fluffy, about 10 minutes with an electric mixer. Add the butter and beat again for another 2 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the semolina, salt, baking powder and sugar. Add coconut to this and mix well.
  • Add beaten eggs and ground cardamom. Mix well. Cover and leave to rest overnight or at least 6 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Spray a square baking dish with non stick spray.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Garnish the top with the raisins and almonds.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Garnish with edible flowers, if desired.
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