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Sfouf is a sweet almond cake from Lebanon. This sfouf recipe is easy and delicious authentic Lebanese dessert dish.

  • 1-1/2 cups semolina flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch round baking pan. In a small bowl, mix semolina, flour, turmeric and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add flour mixture and oil and beat with an electric beater at medium speed for 5 minutes. This step is essential, do not use any shortcuts. Pour into a prepared 9 inch round pan. Sprinkle top with pine nuts. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out dry.


  1. how can this be a sweet almond cake when it has no almond in it?

    1. Thank you for the comment, you can use slivered almonds or pine nuts.

  2. If I double the ingredients do I have to keep it longer in the oven? Thank you:)

  3. If you want to double the ingredients, try to split the mixture into 2 pans or use a larger pan to get the appropriate thickness of the cake. Any how, it's very important that you should bake the cake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out dry.



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