Ahrisset el Luz (Almond Cakes)


Sweet treats should be savored. When you want the perfect palate pleasing dessert for a party or special occasion, then try this recipe for Ahrisset el Luz (Almond Cakes). These delicious and decadent treats are a wonderful way to break the ice when you bring them to a holiday party or special occasion. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy these cakes as much as we do. Happy baking!


  • 250 grams semolina (fine or extra-fine)
  • water (12.5 cl.)
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 125 grams ground almonds
  • 100 grams butter
  • 3 tablespoons orange blossoms


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Heat the semolina in a saucepan. Stir frequently to avoid browning the semolina. Moisten with the water and add half the sugar. Mix and cook over low heat until you obtain a thick paste. Stir in the ground almonds and butter.
  3. Pour the batter into a square or rectangular pan lined with parchment paper. Cut diamond shapes in the batter with a knife.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare a syrup with the remaining sugar and the orange blossoms.
  6. Take the cake out of the oven and soak with the syrup. Let it cool completely.
  7. Cut the cake using the pre-cut diamonds as a guide.
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