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Turmeric Semolina Cake (Sfouf)
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5 from 2 votes

Turmeric Semolina Cake (Sfouf)

A rich sweet cake made from turmeric and semolina which can be perfectly paired with coffee and tea.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: lebanese cake, lebanese semolina cake, sfouf, turmeric cake, vegan lebanese cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 273.71kcal
Author: Janelle


  • ½ cup FineSemolina or ¼ cup Coarse & ¼ cup fine Semolina
  • 1 ½ cups Self raising Flour
  • 1 ½ cups Raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Turmeric
  • 1 cup Plant milk
  • ½-3/4 cup Vegetable or olive Oil (I prefer olive)
  • 1 tablespoon Tahini
  • 1 Handful Pine Nuts or Almonds to top.


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius
  • Ready your cake tin (I used coconut spray to oil)
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, semolina, turmeric and sugar and mix well using a whisk or mixer.
  • Add the oil and milk, whisk well until fully combined.
  • Pour the mixture into oiled cake tin and top with the pine nuts or almonds.
  • Bake for 40-60 min. Depends on oven. NB., edges will turn a gorgeous golden brown and inside will be bright yellow (edges are the best!)
  • Allow cake to fully cooled, cut up into diamond shaped pieces.
  • Enjoy your slice of turmeric cake


Calories: 273.71kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.09g | Protein: 3.13g | Fat: 10.36g | Saturated Fat: 1.41g | Sodium: 29.06mg | Potassium: 56.28mg | Fiber: 0.89g | Sugar: 24.89g | Vitamin C: 0.15mg | Calcium: 34.36mg | Iron: 0.88mg