Basbousa Recipe (Super Moist Coconut Cake)

Treat yourself and your guests with a popular middle eastern dessert that will fascinate your taste buds with this super sweet moist satisfying coconut cake that is so homely and delicious!

It’s a delectable upgrade from your normal home-made sponge or vanilla cake. 

Let me introduce you to your next favorite cake. 

coconut cake
Basbousa; Middle-eastern coconut cake

It’s very easy to prepare as it needs regular cake ingredients: eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, flour, baking powder, just add semolina, shredded coconut and yogurt to the list this time.

Let’s get started!

Step 1:

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees 

Step 2:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp baking powder 
  • ¾ cup white sugar

Mix Mix Mix!

Step 3:

In another bowl:

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • ¾ cup oil
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1tbsp vinegar

Whip Whip Whip!

Step 4:

Then add them together mix well and Done! You should have unique mixture of the coconut cake.

Step 5:

Prepare the Sugar syrup:

  • 1 and a half cups of Sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • Zist of lemon 

Set aside..

Step 6:

Grease your pan with oil and sprinkle flour on all corners on it then put in the mixture into the oven for 30 minutes

Step 7:

When done, sprinkle some coconut shavings or shreds then turn on the oven from above for 10 mins to give it that nice golden colour.

Step 8:

Pour the syrup all over the hot cake evenly.

Leave for a couple of hours then ENJOYYYYY! 

Indulge in this delicious Basbousa “coconut cake”’s unique taste and texture.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lyla Hassan says:

    what size pan was used for this cake ?

    1. Did this a while ago but i’d say 9 x 2 inches so a medium to large round pan was used for this recipe 🙂

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