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Basbousa Cake or Semolina Cake with Syrup

Basbousa Cake or Semolina Cake with Syrup
Prep Time
2 hours
Cook Time

20-25 minutes

6-8 persons
An arabian sweet delight! As easy as cake to make and delicious with the syrup. You can make it as sweet as you want it by putting less sugar in the syrup.
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Source:  Chef Rahat in Rahat’s Kitchen on GEO TV
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  • For Cake:
  • Butter (softened) 1/4 cup
  • Sugar (finely ground) 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla Essence 1 tsp
  • Eggs 2
  • Yellow Food Coloring (as required)
  • Baking Powder 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda 1 tsp
  • Semolina 2 cups
  • Yogurt 3/4 cup
  • Almonds (as required for decoration)
  • For sugar syrup:
  • Sugar 2 cups
  • Water 1 1/2 cup
  • Lemon Juice 1 tsp

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Cooking Directions

  1. To make sugar syrup boil sugar, water, lemon juice until thickened for about 5-8 minutes cool and set aside.

  2. For cake cream butter, add sugar, vanilla essence and beat for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  3. Add eggs one by one beating well after each addition.

  4. Add food coloring, mixing well.

  5. In bowl mix semolina, baking powder and baking soda.

  6. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture slowly with yogurt and mix well to incorporate mixture.

  7. Grease pan, pour batter, decorate with halved almonds over batter and bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20-25 min.

  8. Take cake out of oven, pour the cool syrup and leave for 1-1 1/2 hours until syrup is absorbed.

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