Semolina Sfouf Cake with Turmeric Recipe

Sfouf is a delicious Lebanese semolina cake. There are many variations but this is my mom’s and definitely the favorite of everyone who tries it.

Our friend Rola of the popular food blog Rola’s Catering tried our recipe and says it’s “simply irresistible.” She recommends trying it with almonds instead of sesame and always welcomes an extra dash of turmeric in her recipes. She decorated her sfouf cake so beautifully, I’ve shared below!

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Sfouf with Turmeric
Sfouf with Turmeric (3e2de safra ) Yield: Makes 10 1/2 by 15“ tray
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Cuisine Middle Eastern
  1. Dilute turmeric in milk (mix well)
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Knead the ingredients together, it should have a medium thick consistency
  4. Butter the tray
  5. Smooth the mixture into the tray
  6. Sprinkle sesame to cover top fully
  7. Set oven at 350 and bake for 40 min, will be golden when finished. If top not golden, broil for a couple minutes but keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn
  8. Decorate per your choice. Love how Rola's Catering did it here:
Recipe Notes

If you like carob molasses, try our Sfouf b Debis recipe (with carob molasses)

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