Sfouf (Almond Semolina Cake)

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
388 Calories
21g Fat
45g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 388
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 7g
Calcium 98mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sfouf is a sweet almond cake from Lebanon. This sfouf recipe is easy and delicious!


  • 2 cups semolina
  • 1 cup flour plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup salted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup sugar, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  3. In a mixing bowl combine semolina, flour, turmeric, and baking powder. Stir to combine well.

  4. In a separate bowl combine butter, sugar, milk, and water. Add to dry ingredients and stir to make a paste.

  5. Pour batter into greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds.

  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.

  7. Allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes and serve with your favorite coffee or tea.