Sfouf (Lebanese Tumeric Cake) is a delicious Lebanese cake that is made with semolina flour, tumeric and other simple ingredients. It's super easy to make.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Lebanese
Keyword: Sfouf
Prep Time: 12 hours 58 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 20 Pieces
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Mariam E.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 cups fine semolina flour
  • 2 1/2  cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups warm milk
  • 3 tbsps. turmeric powder curcuma
  • 1.5 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsps. ground aniseed powder yensoon
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1/4 cup raw pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup of water if dough is too stiff


  • In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together. Then add in all the wet ingredients and continue mixing until you obtain a nice smooth yellow cake batter. If dough is too thick,  you can add 1/4 cup of water.
  • Coat the pan with tahini paste and pour in the batter into the baking pan. Let it rest for 10 minutes and then spread the pine nuts on top.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool on room temperature before cutting.
  • Serve with tea or coffee and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7.3g | Fat: 15.7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 74.5mg | Sugar: 26.8g
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