Yellow Cake – Sfouf {صفوف} (Egg Free)

Sfouf literally means “rows” in Arabic, so why is this cake called sfouf? Beats us! This cake gets it’s beautiful yellow color from the all natural spice known as Turmeric. Turmeric has been proven to have numerous health benefits and people are scrambling these days to incorporate this spice into their cooking. Turmeric has been shown to have a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, it is so beneficial we had to write a whole article about it! Click here for the full read. We are proud to present to you one of the many ways you can use Turmeric in your home!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 25-30 slices


3 Cups Semolina
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
2 Tbsp Turmeric
3 Tbsp Baking Powder
2.5 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Cups Milk
Tahini Paste (to grease baking pan)
Slivered/Whole peeled almonds (optional)
Pine Nuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Celsius.

1. In a bowl add the Semolina, Flour, Turmeric and Baking Powder and mix together.

2.In a separate bowl add the sugar, milk and oil and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.

3.Create a well in the dry ingredients and slowly add the wet mixture, and mix until incorporated.

4. Grease your baking dish with tahini paste. Pour your batter into the baking dish, and at this point arrange your almonds or pine nuts as you like over the batter before baking.

5.Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in the center.

6. Let cool, cut and serve!


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