Arabesque Mini Lebanese Sfouf Cakes

Our all time favourite pattern is the Arabic zellige – when we saw this mould from With A Spin, we knew it would be a perfect pairing with a traditional Lebanese dessert.

Sfouf is a tumeric flavoured sweet cake, usually served in small squares – so it was the natural recipe for me to try baking in this Arabesque baking mould.

An edible work of art, with very little skill required!

To make these cakes, you will need:

Arabesque Cake Mould

and for this post, we have halved our original sfouf recipe. You can take a look at the original post for step by step photos.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out dry.
Yield: 16 mini cakes

1.5 Cups Semolina
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp Turmeric
1.5 Tbsp Baking Powder
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Milk
Cooking spray (to grease pan)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Celsius.
2. In a bowl add the Semolina, Flour, Turmeric and Baking Powder and mix together.
3.In a separate bowl add the sugar, milk and oil and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
4. Create a well in the dry ingredients and slowly add the wet mixture, and mix until incorporated.
5. Spray your baking dish with cooking spray. This is essential to get all the cakes ot easily. Pour your batter into the mould, filling half way.
6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in the center. Wait for your pan to cool before you pop out each cake.
7. Garnish with Almonds, pine Nuts or icing sugar.

5 Sfouf - Lebanese yellow cake - Lebanese dessert recipe - the tabouli bowl.jpg
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Grab your own Arabesque mould from With a Spin, and make sure to use code: TBWAS10% to save 10% on any purchase over $20. Coupon code is valid until March 31, 2018.

turmeric cake recipe - lebanese sfouf


2 thoughts on “Arabesque Mini Lebanese Sfouf Cakes

  1. Never tried shout cakes but they look heavenly. Semolina is a favorite ingryof mine, so I’ll give it a try sometimes. Thank you so much for sharing!

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