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Baath Cake – Coconut Semolina Cake – Goan Christmas Special

Recipe: A traditional goan christmas cake made with semolina, coconut.
Other Names: Bhaath Cake, Bolo de Coco, Coconut Cake, Rava Cake, Sooji Cake

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Baath cake is another Goan Christmas specials that forms the part of the kuswar, the unique set of Christmas goodies. It is a moist cake, rich with coconut and one of the authentic goan dish. Made with semolina, eggs, coconut, sugar, butter, this is extra rich, flavorful with all the ingredients that go into preparing it, very simple one and mouthwatering !!! This recipe goes to AWED-Portuguese hosted by Priya and started by DK.

Ingredients:
2 + 1/2 cups coconut, fresh/frozen and grated (~400g)
1 full cup semolina (~200g)
1 full cup sugar* (~200g)
1/8 cup all purpose flour (maida)
3/4 cup butter/ghee
3 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 tbsp dry fruits (optional)



Preparation Method:

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1. Beat the eggs till fluffy and add grated coconut slowly with continuous mixing.
2. Combine semolina, sugar, flour and baking powder and add slowly to the above mixture with continuous mixing.
3. Beat the butter/ghee and add it to the above mixture. Continue mixing.
4. Leave the batter for 6 –7 hours or overnight.
5. Add vanilla essence (or desired flavor) and mix.
6. Transfer the batter in a greased baking tray (I've used 8x8 glass tray) and top with dry fruits.
7. Preheat oven to 325˚ F (165˚ C) and place the tray at the center.
8. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean

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Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Baking Time: 45 – 50 minutes

Note: * Add more sugar if you need the cake to be more sweet.
The baking tray has to be half full so that the cake is cooked properly, so use a baking tray accordingly.
Coat the dry fruits with some flour before adding to the batter.

31 comments:

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks absolutley delicious.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hey i love this cake very much...i can eat it anytime...ur cake luks nice and fluffy...pics and presentation is very nice

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Soft.. nice n fluffy:) Loved ur christmas decorations too

Priya said...

Wow Cake looks incredible, lovely presentation with all those christmas decorations..

Gulmohar said...

That looks so festive..Are you from Goa?

kothiyavunu said...

Nice cake!!I can feel the great taste just by reading.:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!! that sounds great..And looks yummy!!! Same qstn ..are you from goa?

Cham said...

It is a wonderful cake- I remember receiving for Christ a semolina cake- I bookmarked!

Spice said...

I'm sure dear the cake is tasty one, but can't decide what I like most in the pic your presentation with all x'mas deco or cake...both are equally good....never tried sooji in cake, will give it a try sometime but without eggs ...

SE(Denufood) said...

hey all, thanks for the wonderful and sweet comments. Do try this cake!

@Gulmohar, @Sarah..E's basically a Goan bought up in Mumbai..although I feel for most of the Roman catholics in Maharashtra, Mumbai, Karnataka(along Konkan)..its the Goan style of celebrating Christmas !!

PJ said...

looks absolutely delicious :)

Nostalgia said...

Christmas is here for sure.. very nice..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Cake looks very soft and spongy. Never heard of sooji cake. Would love to give it a try.

Chitchat

prasu said...

lovrly Decorations dear...........delicious festive cake......yummy yumm.

Sushma Mallya said...

beautiful spongy cake...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear SE
I have heard so much about this dish but never had a chance to eat.
Let me see if someone makes it for me :-)
Have a nice day

Deepa G Joshi said...

truly a rich cake!!lovely decorations!!

Tina said...

Dear r u from Goaaaaa? Cake looks beautiful and mouthwateringggg.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Cake looks fantastic.

kitchen queen said...

The cake looks excellent and spongy and perfect.

Karine said...

Oh coconut! That would bring some warth in the cold days we are having now in Toronto! :)

Joanne said...

Wow this cake looks crazy delicious. I love all things coconut... now I just need to find some semolina and I am ready to go to make this!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...looks yum.....

SE(Denufood) said...

@joanne..you will easily find semolina at Indian stores, NY lexington Market

Yasmeen said...

I love the coconut in the cake,so yum!

LG said...

Looks delicious. I can imagine the flavor of coconut in cake.

Anonymous said...

one of the famous goan and portuguese sweet/cakes recipe !!

Nikhil said...

seems fantastic...am gonna try it soon, but had few concerns....what is the reason to let it sit for 6hrs..Secondly, if we let it soak with coconut and egg, how safe is it and wouldn't it spoil....thanks anyways for the recipe..

SE said...

@Nikhil,

Thanks for visiting my blog. The batter is soaked because semolina/rava is used to make this cake. It wouldn't spoil even if the batter is left overnight given that temperatures are normal in the room (around 25C). But yes, if you stay in a hot and humid place like Mumbai, its better to leave it in the fridge.

Anonymous said...

hi there,after bookmarking this recipe for a few weeks,i tried to do it today as it's my friend's son's birthday.But my batter is quite dry,not wet like how yours look in the photo.I used 2 1/2 cups desiccated coconut as that's all we have here in the UK.Shall I add milk/yoghurt to make it moist?Since you said the cake is a moist cake & I don't see how it will be moist when there's no liquid in it.Thanks

SE said...

@ Anonymous,

The butter, eggs and fresh coconut should all make it a moist batter. Pls ensure you are using fresh coconut or freshly grated/frozen and not dry coconut. Although sugar, butter and eggs should make a smooth batter.

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