Basbousa in a Mug: Microwave-Friendly Single Servings

The Halal Planet - Basbousa in a Mug: Microwave-Friendly Single Servings
The Halal Planet - Basbousa in a Mug: Microwave-Friendly Single Servings

Want to enjoy the rich, sugary flavors of Basbousa but don't want to prepare a big quantity or preheat the oven? With the help of this cup recipe, you can have a warm, delectable individual serving in a matter of minutes utilizing your microwave.

Let us take a look at the ingredients needed and quick preparation of this delicious dessert,

For the syrup:

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon rosewater (optional)

Preparation Of Syrup:

  • Prepare the syrup in a small saucepan.
  • Stir together the sugar and water.

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  • Boil until the sugar dissolves.
  • Lower the heat and cook for another 2–3 minutes.
  • Add the rosewater, add stir.
  • Your syrup is ready


  • 1/4 cup semolina flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (optional)
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Preparing Basbousa In A Mug:

  • Stir together the semolina flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a cup.
  • Make sure the cup you are using is microwave safe.
  • Mix the yogurt, milk, and oil in a blender until a smooth.
  • Stir in the chopped nuts.
  • Add this mixture to the cup.
  • Use microwave on a high power, and cook for 1–2 minutes.
  • Check the cake with a toothpick.
  • If it comes out clean, your cake is done.
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Once the baking is done, allow the Basbousa to cool inside the mug.
Pour the warm syrup over the cake, give it a few minutes to absorb.
Garnish it with nuts if desired.
Enjoy your warm, delectable Basbousa from a mug!


  • Use a large mug that can carry at least 12 ounces of liquid to avoid overflow.
  • Use your imagination while choosing toppings!
  • You can garnish with a sprinkling of cinnamon, a dollop of whipped cream, or even a drizzle of honey.
  • To create more servings, double or triple this recipe.

FAQs and Expert Advice

  1. Is Namoura and Basbousa the same thing?
    Indeed, they are one and the same! Namoura is the Lebanese form, and Basbousa is the Egyptian.

  2. What is Namoura made of?
    Typically, ingredients for making namoura include coconut, Greek yogurt, coarse semolina, sugar, baking soda, butter or ghee, and baking powder.

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