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Basbousa cake with cream

An easy semolina dump cake with cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Egypttian cuisine, Middle East
Servings: 12 people
Author: Amira


  • 2 eggs.
  • a dash of vanilla powder or a tablespoon vanilla extract.
  • 3/4 cup sugar.
  • 1 cup coconut flakes.
  • 1/4 cup oil.
  • 1 can (7.6oz) Nestle table cream.
  • 1/2 cup semolina flour.
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 - 1.5 cups simple syrup.
  • Pistachios or any preferable nuts , optional.
  • for decoration:
  • 1/2 can (7.6) Nestle table cream.


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a deep bowl, mix first 6 ingredients well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour and baking powder.
  • Add flour mixture to the egg mixture then add the semolina mixing everything well together.
  • Butter a 13x9 baking dish and pour the mixture in, then level.
  • Scoop as much as you like from the table cream in a sandwich bag, cut off the tip to form a piping bag.
  • Carefully make horizontal and vertical lines along the pan.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Pour the hot simple syrup over the cake and cover with foil.
  • Let it set for a while to soak the syrup and cool down.
  • Cut along the cream lines you’ve drawn on your cake.
  • Garnish with chopped pistachios and serve.
  • Enjoy.