Lebanese Sfouf (Turmeric Cake)

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Introducing a traditional authentic Lebanese recipe that is the perfect definition of a labor of love, my Lebanese Sfouf (Turmeric Cake) recipe is not one lớn be missed!

An egg-free vegan-friendly cake, engulfed in a vibrant yellow color, subtle sweet earthy flavor, & a chewy texture, this one is a crowd favorite across generations!

Our love for Middle Eastern recipes just keeps unconditionally growing everyday. It is no longer a matter of trying out different recipes, Middle Eastern delights bring you a chance khổng lồ experience culture, history, và just a dash of magic!

Traditional Lebanese Sfouf Recipe
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A staple Lebanese dessert!

I honestly can’t remember a family gathering or any kind of celebration where laughs weren’t had over a hot pot of cinnamon tea or steaming cups of coffee & traditional homemade desserts.

There has always been something heartwarming about traditional passed-down recipes from our grandparents. It is like biting into a sweet piece of history, memories, and soul-filling nostalgia.

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This Traditional Lebanese Sfouf (Sfoof) recipe, also known as the yellow Turmeric cake is a subtly sweet vegan-friendly delight that will allow you to enjoy a feel of the Mediterranean.

These Lebanese Sfouf are a Creation for Celebrations
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A treat across generations!

What Are The Lebanese Sfouf?

If you aren’t already acquainted with this authentic Lebanese delight, then let’s get introductions out of the way!

This vibrant yellow Turmeric Cake is a famous Lebanese treat that is light, vegan-friendly, và made with simple home-found ingredients.

And what about that fun name? Don’t worry, get those chuckles out of your system! We’ve sure had our fun with it when we were kids!

Sfouf literally translates to rows in Arabic, which is how the Turmeric cake is supposed khổng lồ be cut!

Well…its name may not seem very creative, but the taste will surely blow your mind!

Enjoy With a Hot Cup of Coffee or Tea
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The ultimate budget-friendly dessert

How to Serve The Vibrant Turmeric Cake?

It is great to know that you can serve your yellow Turmeric cake straight out of the fridge, or warm at room temperature. Both will taste amazingly good!

It is commonly known that the Lebanese Sfouf is not too sweet & can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere, & anytime! Serve it with a cup of hot tea, coffee, or milk for the young ones!

We are used to serving a dish of perfectly golden Sfouf during celebrations, birthdays, or any family gathering! This one is a treat across generations!

Grab a Taste of The Mediterranean!
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Enjoy the subtle sweetness of an authentic Lebanese dessert!

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The Sweetest Guilt-Free Indulgence
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Finish it off with a sprinkle of pine nuts, raw almonds, or sesame seeds!

Celebrations are Near? No Worries!

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You Just Unlocked a New Favorite Family Dessert
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It is vibrant, effortless, và downright delicious! What more can you ask for?

Tips for Perfect Lebanese Sfouf!

Middle Eastern recipes may sometimes look a bit intimidating, but when it comes khổng lồ this Lebanese Sfouf recipe, I will be the first khổng lồ reassure you that you are going to enjoy an authentic hassle-free taste of culture. Here’s how!

Tip 1: This recipe doesn’t include semolina flour. But if you feel like that’s an addition you would like to have, then replace 1 ½ cup of flour with coarse or fine semolina to your dry mix.

Tip 2: Pay attention khổng lồ your oven’s heat strength. This cake may take less than 30 minutes, so keep an eye out for the oven.

Tip 3: It is best khổng lồ blend the dry ingredients first, then showroom in the wet ingredients.

Tip 4: If you are short on raw almonds or dry nuts, then a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds will bởi vì the trick!

A Vegan-Friendly Recipe khổng lồ Satisfy All Preferences
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Get creative & make this recipe your own!

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I lessen the amount of sugar?

Sure you can! Lessen the sugar by ½ cup if you don’t prefer your cake to be too sweet.


Can I skip the oil?

Yes definitely! If you are looking for an oil-free cake, then simply replace the same amount of oil with your choice of milk.


How to store leftover Sfouf?

Store any leftovers Sfouf at room temperature for about 7 days, or in an airtight container in the fridge for 10 days.


A Labor of love!
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Have some turmeric at hand? Why not make Turmeric cake!

The Ingredients You Will Need For Your Lebanese Sfouf

All-purpose floursugarturmeric powdervegetable or avocado oilfat milk or almond milksaltbaking powderraw almonds or pine nutstahini pasteRead, Ravish, Repeat!
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Follow The Instructions

First, preheat the oven to lớn 350ºF.

Next, coat a 9×13 inch baking pan, or a round cake pan, with tahini paste. Use your hands, a brush, or a cooking spray.

After, lightly dust the sides of the pan with about 1 teaspoon of all-purpose flour.

Then, in a large bowl, set together the dry ingredients consisting of all-purpose flour, sugar, turmeric powder, baking powder, và salt.

Add your vegetable or avocado oil and milk lớn the dry ingredients, and mix for about 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer.

Finally, pour the batter into the prepared pan, & sprinkle pine nuts on vị trí cao nhất of the batter. Bake on 350ºF for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out dry.

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Allow the cake to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before cutting.

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Lebanese Sfouf Recipe (Yellow Turmeric Cake)


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This traditional Lebanese Sfouf (Turmeric Cake) recipe is a labor of love with a fluffy & rich cake that is light & delicious.
5 from 4 votes
Print Recipe phản hồi Pin Recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, middle eatern dessert, sweets
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 10 people
Calories 453 kcal

Ingredients
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2 tbsp. Turmeric powder½ cup vegetable or avocado oil2 cups full fat or almond milk½ teaspoon salt2 tbsp. Baking powder3 tbsp. Raw almonds or pine nuts

Instructions
First, preheat the oven to lớn 350ºF.
Coat a 9×13 inch baking pan, or a round cake pan, with tahini paste. Use your hands, a brush, or a cooking spray.
Lightly dust the sides of the pan with about 1 teaspoon of all-purpose flour.
In a large bowl, set together the dry ingredients consisting of all-purpose flour, sugar, turmeric, baking powder, & salt.
Add you vegetable or avocado oil & milk to lớn the dry ingredients, và mix for about 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, & sprinkle pine nuts on top of batter.
Bake on 350ºF for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out dry.
Allow the cake to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before cutting.

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Notes
Tips for Perfect Results
This recipe doesn’t include semolina flour. But if you feel lượt thích that’s an addition you would lượt thích to have, then replace 1 ½ cup of flour with coarse or fine semolina lớn your dry mix.
Pay attention to your oven’s heat strength. This cake may be done in less than 30 minutes, so keep an eye out for the oven.
It is best khổng lồ blend the dry ingredients first, then địa chỉ cửa hàng in the wet ingredients và blend.
If you are short on raw almonds or dry nuts, then a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds will bởi vì the trick!

Nutrition
Calories: 453kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 498mgPotassium: 156mgFiber: 2gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 250mgIron: 4mg
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Nicky says

March 23, 2022 at 9:32 pm


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This came out amazing. I just have a question the màu sắc i got was reddish not lượt thích yours. What vị you think the reason is?