Basboosa - Easy Semolina Cake

Basboosa - Easy Semolina Cake created by Arc-cook

This has been a favorite dessert in many Middle Eastern and North African countries- this is my mother's recipe. It's very simple and easy to remember.

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  • First make the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder very well in large bowl.
  • Melt butter, add into mixture.
  • Add yogurt into the mixture, mix well.
  • Add eggs, mix well again.
  • Beat mixture for 2 minutes til there are no lumps.
  • Pour into 9 X 13 inch baking pan brushed with very little oil.
  • Bake in middle rack of oven for 45 minutes.
  • While the cake bakes, prepare the syrup:

  • Mix 3 cups sugar & one cup water in a pot, put on stove on high heat.
  • Add in vanilla and cinnamon stick. Stir well.
  • Squeeze half lemon into mixture, drop the lemon itself in there after squeezing.
  • Mix well, let boil for 1 minute, remove from heat.
  • After cake is a golden color (after about 45 mins), remove from oven, and let cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour syrup onto the whole cake, let cool. Cut into as many pieces as you like.
  • Enjoy!
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  1. t_saberr
    What vanilla extract am I meant to use ??
  2. Ali 4544
    This is exactly how i do it and it takes 35 minutes to bake and then i turn off the oven and let it caramelize for 10 more minutes.
  3. Sabira H.
    Easy recipe, i made with double ingredients and less sugar in syrup...made syrup with two cups of sugar and 2 cups of water...the taste of lemon and lime gives a refreshing taste ...it was light not too sweet and decorated with sesame
  4. Arc-cook
    Basboosa - Easy Semolina Cake Created by Arc-cook
  5. Arc-cook
    Tried this recipe today. It was really really good. I added the ingredients in step-by-step, and fully whisked them before adding the next ingredient. I also let the batter sit for a good 30 minutes before baking. As for the syrup, I only used 3/4 cup sugar and water. Added some fresh lemon juice and a tiny bit of vanilla extract. I think the baking time was short (maybe 25-35 minutes). Overall, great recipe and will definitely keep it. Thank you for posting this recipe!
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