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Semolina Sponge Cake with Poppy Seeds ( Hashas Tohumlu Revani )

Ingredients
4 large eggs
1 cup of poppy seeds
1cup of semolina
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 cup flour
1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup corn oil
1 packet baking powder
1 packet vanilla

Syrup
3 cup sugar
2-1/2 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice

Garnish
Shredded coconut, chopped walnut or pistachio

Direction
1-Mix sugar and eggs thoroughly. Add yogurt and oil to mixture.
2- Combine dry ingredients-semolina, flour,poppy seeds , vanilla, and baking powder- and mix together well.
3- Spray a deep Pyrex ( oven-safe) glass dish with oil, and pour int the mixture. Cook at 350 F on middle rack until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
Note; Do not open the oven door, or it won't rise properly. Check progress from the window.
4- While the cake is cooking, boil sugar and water for 3-4 minutes in a small pot. Add lemon juice and boil 3 more minutes and then remove from heat.
5- After cake is finished cooking, let it cool. Pour the still- warm syrup over the cake. Before serving, garnish individual slices with coconut, walnut, or pistachio.

Serve it with tea or coffee.

Afiyet Olsun.

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