Middle Eastern Coconut Cake (Harissah)

40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
10 ingredients
1 servings
If you love coconut macaroons, you will love this dish. This recipe is incredibly easy.This recipe yields a very moist cake that is traditional in the Jordanian/ Palestinian region.This recipe is different than the traditional harissa (also known as basbousa) which is made has semolina or cream of wheat as the main ingredient. I love coconut macaroons which this reminds me of, but in a cake like form.This is always a hit when i have company.If you cannot find unsweetened coconut, use regular sweetened and reduce sugar and use about 1 1/2-1 3/4 cup for the batter.

Categories:  <-60-mins , fruit , coconut , palestinian , nuts , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , low-sodium , low-in... , time-to-make , asian , ramadan , holiday , cakes , number-of-servings , inexpensive , vegetarian , dessert ,
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Serving Size (2351.31 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 9450.73 Calories from Fat 4406.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 489.62g 753.26%
Saturated Fat 68.78g 343.9%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 124.2mg 41.4%
Sodium 4099.32mg 170.81%
Total Carbohydrate 1215.67g 405.22%
Dietary Fiber 25.75 g 103.02%
Sugars 1033.82 g %
Protein 93.46g 186.92%
Vitamin A 336.9IU% Vitamin C 12.17mg%
Calcium 3974.88mg% Iron 12.92mg%
*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:
shredded unsweetened coconut