Sfouf (Almond Semolina Cake)

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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
388 Calories
21g Fat
45g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 Servings
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 tablespooons
  • 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.

  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 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds.

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

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