Sunday, October 16, 2016


Eggless Basbousa/Semolina Cake Recipe @

A famous dessert originating from Middle East, made of semolina and drenched in sugar syrup.

Am looking for Eggless Basbousa / Eggless Semolina Cake Recipe over the net.  There are various recipes for making it, some used coconut or  ground almond and richer one with heavy dose of butter and eggs.

After checking so many recipes,  decided to give this recipe a try. This Eggless Basbousa / Semolina Cake recipe uses no eggs and least sugar for the  syrup.

Used a whisk to cream the butter and sugar together.  Need not beat until fluffy, just until well combined.

This Eggless Basbousa / Eggless Semolina Cake does not have a cake like batter but rather a thick mass of dough.

Am running short of whole almonds so I used almond flakes for topping.

We enjoyed a slightly chewy texture imparted by semolina, sticky and moistness by the syrup.  It is much better the day after since the lemon flavored syrup  will be completely absorbed.  We plan to make this wonderful Eggless Basbousa/Eggless Semolina Cake again for our family gathering.

Other dessert recipes you should check the out:

Cocoa Banana Bars

Blueberry Milk Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Eggless Basbousa/Semolina Cake Recipe  @

Serves   :   8-10

2 cup semolina fine
1 cup sugar
100 g butter
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup blanched almonds
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon


Grease 7 in cake pan and  preheat oven @ 180 C.

Cream butter and sugar, just until well combined, add in vanilla and yogurt.

Whisk together semolina and baking powder

Combine butter mixture with dry ingredients, stir until well incorporated.

Scoop batter onto prepared pan, level top.

While the cake is baking, prepare syrup by putting water and sugar in a pot, bring to a boil.  simmer for 5 minutes Mix in lemon juice. Remove from heat.

Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Cut into squares or diamond shapes  and place almond on top. Cool a bit.

Pour hot syrup over the cake,  Allow the cake to soak up the syrup for few hours for best result.

Eggless Basbousa/Semolina Cake Recipe @

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Beena said...

Mouthwatering sweet said...

This is in my to do list from a long time and your recipe is encouraging me to try!

Suja Manoj said...

Wow looks nice,yummy

Mrs.Mano Saminathan said...

Nice looking! seems very tasty also!

Edye Nicole said...

Looks so yummy :)

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Oh, that looks really good!

Teresa B said...

I've never heard of this dessert before, but it sounds really good. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned1

Vanessa said...

This is great, I know so many people that can't have eggs. I love it and so happy you shared at Dishing it and Digging it link party. Please stop by again this coming Sunday. We love having you. Have a great week.

Sneh Asnani said...

Always love your posts dear!!! this is like a one place for all the desserts!!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Looks moist and delicious! Sorry it took so long to visit - I'm a tad behind!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

This looks like a light little piece of cake! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a great week!