Basbousa (semolinacake)

Basbousa is a very traditional dessert in MiddleEastern, very tasty and super delicious sweet cake.It is made from cooked semolina or farina soaked in simple sugar syrup. Coconut is a popular addition.The syrup may also have the flavor of orange and rose water.


  • 1cup unsalted butter(melt)
  • 1cup sugar
  • 2cup semolina
  • 1/2 cup fine semolina
  • 1tsp vanilla, orange or any essence
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tsp sods bicarbonate
  • 1-1/2 yogurt
  • 10-15 blanched split almonds
  • 3/4 desiccated coconut powder
  • 2-3 tsp tahini(for greasing)

For syrup:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1sp lemon juice
  • First, you make sugar syrup


  • Take a pan, dissolve sugar in water over on medium flame, add lemon juice and bring to boil8-10 minutes. Then put it aside.
  • Start the preparation of semolina cake or Basbousa
  • Take a big bowl first add both semolinas, sugar, desiccated coconut, baking powder, soda bicarbonate mix well all dry ingredients.
  • Then add melted butter mix well add yogurt mix very well with hand.After taking a baking tray, grease with tahini.
  • Spread the mixture on a baking tray and place the almond on top in rows.
  • Bake in a preheated oven(180-200°C )for 40-45 minutes until Basbousa cooked.
  • When cake cooked, pour syrup on the top quickly, cut into whichever shape you like diamond or square.
  • Now it is ready to be served






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