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Orange-Almond Basbousa Cake

Serving: 12 pieces of cake
Preparation time: 20 min
Baking time: 30 min + 20 min


500 ml water
450 g date paste or stoned Medjool dates
500 g hard wheat semolina
ca. 3 oranges
200 g blanched ground almonds
150 g rapeseed oil
20 g rasped orange zest
8 g baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
5 g cinnamon powder
2 g grated nutmeg
2 g cloves powder


  1. Mix date paste, oil and water to get a soft, creamy mass.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients with the rasped orange zest in a separate bowl.
  3. Then fold in the date paste, and stir all ingredients to a cake dough.
  4. Fill the cake dough in a greaseed bundt pan and bake in the pre-heated oven for at least 30 min (180°C).
  5. Reduce the heat to 140°C and let the cake dry for another 20-30 min.
  6. Test with a wooden skewer if the cake is thouroughly baked.
  7. Squeeze the oranges and spread the orange juice over the still warm cake in the baking pan. The juice will get soaked after a short while.
  8. As soon as the juice is soaked in, turn the pan carefully in order to take the cake out of its mould.

Enjoy! 🙂

Article by Pauline Eberts
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