Algerian Basboussa - Semolina Cake With Syrup
50 mins (prep 10, cooking 40)
14 ingredients
1 servings
There are many, many versions of Basboussa ( and many spelling variations!) throughout the Arab world. Some of these are a spongy cake-like texture & some are more of a grainy texture. This Algerian version is more of a cake-like texture - which happens to be my favourite. I absolutely love the addition of coconut in the recipe, it really adds something to the Basboussa. This recipe is extremely simple to make & is delicious served with coffee or tea. It is definitely a Ramadan staple in our home!

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Serving Size (2482.08 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 7065.52 Calories from Fat 2297.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 255.25g 392.7%
Saturated Fat 31.02g 155.08%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 30.76mg 10.25%
Sodium 1777.51mg 74.06%
Total Carbohydrate 1163.62g 387.87%
Dietary Fiber 16.5 g 66.01%
Sugars 793.36 g %
Protein 61.55g 123.1%
Vitamin A 272.39IU% Vitamin C 7.45mg%
Calcium 992.1mg% Iron 22.74mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
coarse, shredded coconut, flavoring, whole