Low FODMAP Recipe - Basbusa Cake

A syrup soaked sponge cut into traditional diamond shapes.


150 g Kamut Bread Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder

100 ml Oil

2 Eggs

1 Orange Rind and Juice

24 Blanched Almonds

250 g Sugar

150 g Water

1 Lemon


  1. Mix together the flour and baking powder.
  2. Beat in the oil, eggs, grated orange rind and juice.
  3. Pour the cake into an oiled 20x25cm/8x10" baking tray.
  4. Arrange the almonds in rows on the surface of the cake.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 25/30 minutes.
  6. Remove cake from the oven but not the tin.
  7. Slice diagonally to create diamond shapes around each almond.
  8. Put the sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  9. Pour the hot syrup over the cake and leave to cool before serving
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Temperature & cooking time:

25/30mins at 180°C/Fan160°C/350°F/Gas 4

Dietary status:

Without Dairy , Without Soya, Wholegrain.

Please note: Dietary status is a guideline only. If you have a food allergy, please check the suitability of your ingredients.


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