Basbousa aka Egyptian Semolina Cake

Basbousa is a semolina cake that is traditionally flavoured with nuts and sugar water. A real favourite in Egypt especially around feast times.

It is a light and fluffy cake but laced with lots of sugar water making this a really sweet treat.


Cake Batter

Semolina flour x 2 cups

Sugar x 1 ½ cups

Baking Powder x 2 tsp

Vanilla Extract x 1 tsp

Butter x 1 tbsp

Natural Yogurt x 1 ½ cups

Butter x 1 tsp

Tahina x 1 tsp

For Decoration


Shredded Coconut

For sugar water

Sugar x 2 cups

Water x 1 cup

Rose Water x 2 tbsp

Prep Cooking

10mins. 35mins