Super-Sweet Chocolate Brownie Basbousa Recipe

What is Ramadan dessert without Basbousa? Try this delicious Basbousa recipe with a little super-sweet twist.


1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup plain yogurt
2 cups semolina
1/3 cup milk
1tsp baking powder
1/4 cup shaved almonds
1/2 cup cocoa powder
For the Chocolate Cinnamon Syrup:
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 short cinnamon stick
50g dark chocolate

Prep time: 15mins
Cook time: 45mins
Serves: 8

In a large mixing bowl, combined together the sugar and yogurt. Next add the semolina, cocoa powder, baking powder, milk and melted butter. Pour the mix into a large bamking dish. Bake in the 180 degrees oven for 40-45mins.

For the syrup, in a small saucepan, mix together the sugar, water and cinnamon. Bring to boil on high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Lower heat and cook for a few minutes until the syrup thickens, then stir in the chocolate pieces until melted. Top Tip: make sure the syrup has thickened before adding the chocolate otherwise the mixture will separate.

Remove from heat, let cool completely, then remove the cinnamon stick.

Pour the cool syrup on the hot basbousa so that it is largely absorbed into the cake.

Top with shaved almonds and then serve.

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