Basbousa cake is a popular Middle Eastern dessert that is made with semolina, coconut, and soaked in a sweet syrup. The cake has a slightly crunchy texture on the outside, while the inside is soft and moist. It is often served with tea or coffee and is a staple dessert during Ramadan.
The cake is typically made with a mixture of semolina, coconut, sugar, and butter or oil. It is then flavored with rose water or orange blossom water and often topped with sliced almonds before baking. Once the cake is baked, a sweet syrup made with sugar, water, and flavorings is poured over it while it is still hot, allowing the cake to soak up all the delicious syrup.
The result is a sweet and fragrant cake that is perfect for those who enjoy desserts with a bit of texture and a not-too-sweet flavor. Basbousa cake is a great dessert to serve at parties or to bring to potlucks as it is easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser.