Coconut Basbousa- Syrup Cake Recipe

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Coconut Basbousa- Syrup Cake
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  1. Prepare syrup ahead of time
  2. Boil sugar and water until syrupy and coats back of a spoon.
  3. Remove from heat and add flavoring if desired. Cool
  4. Syrup recipe may be doubled if you want your cake drenched in syrup !
  5. I prefer moist cake and not drenched
  6. Meanwhile prepare cake.
  7. Into a large mixing bowl, place all cake ingredients.
  8. Whisk well to combine smoothly
  9. In a large round cake pan ( I use 10 inch pan ) place batter and decorate top with almonds.
  10. Bake in a 350F preheat oven until golden and set, anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and pour syrup over cake.
  12. Let cool completely
  13. Note: Semolina flour and coconut flakes ( not shredded coconut ) can be gotton from Mid-East/Indian grocers or even natural food stores.
  14. I have frozen these cakes too with sucess.
  15. When using the buttermilk use 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp baking powder instead of 2 tsp baking powder
  16. These also can be baked individually into paper line cupcake/muffin tins
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 435.08 Kcal (1822 kJ)
Calories from fat 272.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.29g 47%
Cholesterol 49.18mg 16%
Sodium 35.06mg 1%
Potassium 147.45mg 3%
Total Carbs 39.19g 13%
Sugars 21.02g 84%
Dietary Fiber 1.29g 5%
Protein 5.2g 10%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 110.9mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 275.22 Kcal (1152 kJ)
Calories from fat 172.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.16g 47%
Cholesterol 31.11mg 16%
Sodium 22.18mg 1%
Potassium 93.27mg 3%
Total Carbs 24.79g 13%
Sugars 13.3g 84%
Dietary Fiber 0.82g 5%
Protein 3.29g 10%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 70.1mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

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