Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof) | My Recipe Time

Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof) Recipe

Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof) | My Recipe Time A Lebanese dessert that is not overly sweet. It is pleasing to the American palate due to its lack of rose water and orange blossom essence, found in most Middle Eastern desserts. Sahteyn! (Bon appetit!)

Cooking Time:30 Minutes
Total Time:40 Minutes
Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof)


1½ cups semolina flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ⅛ cups white sugar
1 cup milk
½ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon pine nuts


 Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch round baking pan.

 Step 2
In a small bowl, mix semolina, flour, turmeric and baking powder. Set aside.

 Step 3
In a large bowl, stir milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add flour mixture and oil and beat with an electric beater at medium speed for 5 minutes. This step is essential, do not use any shortcuts.

 Step 4
Pour into a prepared 9 inch round pan. Sprinkle top with pine nuts. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out dry.

Nutritional Information

Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 10.2g
16 %
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Cholesterol: 2mg
1 %
Sodium: 70mg
3 %
Potassium: 84mg
2 %
Carbohydrates: 39.3g
13 %
Fiber: 1g
4 %
Sugar: 20g
Protein: 4g
8 %
Exchange Other Carbs: 3
Vitamin A Iu: 39IU
Niacin Equivalents: 2mg
Vitamin B6: 0mg
Vitamin C: 0mg
Folate: 49mcg
Calcium: 63mg
Iron: 1mg
Magnesium: 15mg
Thiamin: 0mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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