Basbousa cups with cheese

Cheese Basbousa

Written by Asma

March 5, 2021

Basbousa cups with cheese recipe is known for being a traditional and authentic Middle Eastern sweet dessert recipe that is basically originated in Egypt.

Cheese Basbousa

Basobousa with cheese

And Basbousa recipe can be made in many variations like cheese Basbousa. Indeed, this basbousa with cheese will make you forget the exhaustion of a long fasting day!!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Arab, Egyptian Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 255kcal


For the dough

  • 1 Cup of fine semolina
  • 1 Cup of coconut
  • 1/2 Cup of sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of ground mastic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 Cup of dried powdered milk
  • 1/2 Cup of corn oil
  • 1/2 Cup of cream cheese
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 1 Cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of cream cheese

For the topping:

  • 2 Cups of syrup
  • 1/2 Cup of ground pistachios


  • Preheat your oven to about 180°F
  • Use coffee cups, grease and wipe them with butter and then put them on a suitable tray.
  • Prepare the basbousa mixture and to do that; in a deep bowl, put the semolina, the coconut, sugar, mastic, baking powder, milk, oil, cream, eggs and vanilla, using a wooden spoon to stir very well together.
  • Set the mixture to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Put about a tablespoon of the mixture in each cup.
  • Put a little cheese and cream over the mixture.
  • Place the baking tray with the coffee cup in it in a preheated oven
  • Bake the cheese basbousah for 20 minutes
  • As soon as you take it out of the oven directly, spread some syrup on top
  • Sprinkle the cheese basbousa with pistachios, then serve and enjoy!


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g
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