Semolina and Coconut Tea Cake/Sooji(Rava) Coconut Cake

Eggless Semolina and Coconut Tea Cake Recipe with Orange flavour | Rava Coconut Cake Recipe | Orange flavoured Sooji and Coconut Cake recipe without eggs 

Semolina Coconut Tea Cake

Light moist and soft Semolina Sooji Cake recipe with coconut and flavoured with fresh orange zest without any eggs.

This is the basic recipe for Sooji cake which you can have as light snack, pack in kids lunchbox or serve at your high tea parties.

Semolina Coconut cake is bursting with fresh orange flavours,with crunch from almonds and a bit of tangy sweetness from dried cranberries.

There are more reasons to bake this cake as this..

  • has No Maida(All Purpose flour) that has no nutritional value,
  • sweetened with raw sugar,
  • has nutty coconut and light semolina

More than my kids hubby loves this cake as he is fond of fruity flavours. this cake disappears as soon as I serve it once the cake cools down.

If you like baking, you will like to checkout more cake and muffins recipes from the blog, here–>Cakes and Muffins

Tagging this family favourite cake to my Foodie Monday Bloghop facebook group, where the theme is FAMILY FAVOURITE.This wonderful theme was suggested by Priya Vj who blogs at Sweet Spicy Tangy. She made this Potato Capsicum Sambhar which sounds so delicious that I have bookmarked to try it. Her another recipe that is my favourite is Medu Vada Platter

Pointers to make Perfect Moist Soft Rava/Semolina Coconut Cake

Measure your ingredients as per the recipe.

I have used 3 cup Bundt pan, the batter can be baked in 6″ round cake tin also.

Prefer using an oven thermometer, to keep the oven temperature in check. It should be 350ºF or 180ºC.

Check for the doneness of cake, use a toothpick. If the batter comes out clean and cake leaves the side of the pan it is done.

Incase the top starts to get brown and the cake is undone from center, cover the cake pan with an aluminum foil and bake.

Ingredients to make Semolina Coconut Cake with Orange flavour

Rava/Sooji/Semolina– Take fine Semolina , if it is coarse you won’t get the texture. Finely grind coarse sooji in a grinder.

Coconut– I have used Dessicated coconut, you can also add finely grated fresh coconut.

Raw Sugar- Any raw sugar is my preferred choice for making desserts. You can also use castor sugar if you want…

Fresh Orange Zest and Orange Juice- For fresh orange flavour. You can also add orange essence but zest from fresh oranges adds a wonderful citrusy aroma to cakes.

Other Semolina based recipes from the blog- Sooji Halwa, Instant Sooji and Oats Appe, Cheesy Semolina Bites.

Recipes with Orange/Fresh Orange Juice- Orange Marmalade, Sweet and Spicy Hummus, Fruit Salad with Orange Dressing, Light Fruit Cake

Recipes with Coconut(Fresh/Dessicated, Milk, Flour )- Chocolate Cherry Hazelnut Cake (with Coconut Flour), Coconut Ladoo, Coconut Paan Ladoos, Pineapple Upside Down Cake,Coconut Chutney, Vegan Thai Red Curry

Detailed Recipe and Method in Recipe card and attached Video

Sooji Coconut Tea Cake

Semolina Coconut Tea Cake

Semolina Coconut Tea Cake /Sooji(Rava)Coconut Cake

Eggless Semolina and Coconut Tea Cake Recipe with Orange flavour | Orange flavoured Sooji and Coconut Cake recipe without eggs | Rava Coconut Cake Recipe
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine International
Servings 4


  • 1 Cup Semolina/Sooji
  • ½ Cup Dessicated Coconut
  • ¼ cup Milk Powder
  • ½ Cup Raw Cane Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Orange Zest from two medium sized oranges
  • 60 ml Fresh Orange Juice or ¼ cup
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ Cup Oil/Ghee
  • 60 ml Milk
  • ¼ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • ¼ Cup Finely chopped Almonds


  • In a bowl mix semolina with milk , 2 tbsp of yogurt and keep aside for about 20 mins.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C for 15 mins.
  • In a bowl, add sugar and orange zest and rub zest into fine sugar granules.
  • Add oil and mix, till sugar mixes well.
  • Add rest of the yogurt and mix well.
  • Mix together milk powder, dessicated coconut , baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add soaked semolina to yogurt and sugar mix. Also add milk powder and coconut mix.
  • Add orange juice. You can also add milk in place of juice.
  • Add dusted finely chopped almonds and cranberries.
  • Mix everything together and fold nicely. Batter should be of dropping consistency.
  • Transfer the batter to lightly oiled cake tin or lined with parchment paper. I used small 3 Cup bundt pan. You can use 6" cake tin.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 35-40 mins.
  • Once the cake starts to leave the sides of cake pan, do the toothpick test. If it comes out clean or with 1-2 cake crumbs, cake is done.
  • If the top starts to brown and there is sticky batter on the tooth pick, cover cake tin with aluminium foil and bake for another 10 mins.
  • Once done, take out from the oven, let it stand for about 5 mins, then gently take out and cool on the wire rack.
  • Cut into pieces once the cake completely cools down.


Keyword Semolina Sooji Cake

Semolina and Coconut Tea Cake

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18 thoughts

  1. I love the texture of semolina cake. Your semolina cake with cranberry coconut and almond looks delish. I can imagine the crunch of cranberry and almond with the aroma of orange. Superb bake.

  2. Semolina cake is my family favourite. Love citrus flavors in our bakes. Your cake has turned out so well. Beautiful texture and i can imagine how delightful this coconut and citrus flavored semolina cake must have been !

  3. Perfect tea time treat. Your post reminds me that I have not baked for a Long time. I never baked semolina cake. I am bookmarking this recipe to try out soon. Loved adding cranberries.

  4. I’ve always been fascinated by coconut cakes, as I have never had a chance to try one out. This one sounds fabulous, especially with the orange flavour added in. The sooji must have added such an interesting texture to the cake too! Awesome bake!

  5. Love it! I have been recently making rava cakes and should try making it with coconut too! The moistness and flavours will be yum. Bookmarking.

  6. Its been ages since I’ve baked a semolina cake or for that matter a cake. Love how beautiful your semolina and coconut tea cake has turned out. Perfect tea time treat.

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