Basbousa (Traditional Coconut “Semolina” Cake)

Basboosa is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made of semolina, yoghurt, coconut and rose water syrup. Of course we are going to make it just as delicious but also as healthy as possible.


Prep Time: 10 mins

Baking Time: 30 mins


1 Cup Almond Meal

1.5 Cup Powdered Coconut (blitz desiccated coconut in the grinder till its a rough powder)

3/4 Cup Coconut Milk (full fat from a Can)

3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

Handful of Pistachios

For Syrup:

1/4 Cup Honey

1/2 Teaspoon to 1 Teaspoon of Rose Water


*Pre heat oven to 350F or Mark Gas 4

  1. Combine all ingredients except for pistachios in a large bowl.
  2. Grease a baking try with a little coconut oil and sprinkle with pistachos.
  3. Pour Basboosa mix into baking tray.
  4. Bake for 30 mins or until golden brown.
  5. Mix honey and rose water together.
  6. Slice Basboosa and drizzle with the honey and rose water mixture.


  1. Enjoy hot or cold.Image

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Taqwa
    Jul 20, 2013 @ 19:24:15

    These look absolutely scrumptious! Will try this. 🙂


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