Dahdah دحدح semolina cake


A very famous Palestinian sweet treat, semolina cake with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon in the middle and dusted with icing sugar.


  • 2 1/2 cup semolina 
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup veg oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt room temp
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbs Cinnamon powder for filling
  • Icing sugar for dusting 


  1. Mix all dry ingredients until combined
  2. Add wet ingredients and mix well to form a cake batter
  3. Spray a Pyrex pan with nonstick spray
  4. Spread 1/3 of the batter in the bottom of the pan
  5. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  6. With a spoon spread the rest of the batter on top and even it out
  7. Let rest for 15 minutes
  8. Meanwhile preheat oven to 375F.
  9. Bake on the middle rack of the preheated oven until golden brown
  10. Let it cool down and then sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar and cut it into desired shape.



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