Basbousa cupcake… بسبوسة كب كيك


  Ingredients :

  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 cup powdered dry milK
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can Nestle media Crema ( table cream ) Ashta

For simple syrup :

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp orange blossom water

Method :

  1. Make the syrup first in a medium sauce pan, add sugar and water stir to dissolve all sugar.
  2. Put pan on a medium high heat stove until boil, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add lemon juice and orange blossom water. Let boil for a few minutes and then turn heat off and set aside. 
  4. Preheat oven to 365F.
  5. Now to do the Basbousa batter, in a big bowl add dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  6. Add egg and yogurt and mix to combine. There should be no lumps in the mixture.
  7. Prepare cupcake tray, by applying a nonstick spray into each cup.
  8. If you do not have spray you can use oil or tahini paste.
  9. Add 1 tbs of batter to each cup (this should fill about half of a cupcake well) 
  10. Bake the batter for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Take the tray out of the oven, and drizzle 2 tbs of syrup on top of each cup.
  12. Let the Basbousa cupcakes cool down and then release them out of the tray by using 2 forks.
  13. Add 1 tsp of Crema on top of each cup and garnish with crushed pistachios.


Tips :

  • When the cupcake tray is ready to go in the oven, tap it gently on the counter top twice to get rid of air bubbles.
  • To make it easier to hold place the tray in a bigger cookie sheet before baking.
  • Always bake on the middle rack of the oven.