Indulgently Delicious Arabic Lazy Cake

Are you looking for a unique and authentic desert to impress your guests? Look no further than the deliciously indulgent Arabic Lazy Cake!Originating from Iran and adopted as a popular dish in the Levantine cuisine, this oriental dessert has been known to delight even the most discerning palates.

The beauty of the Arabic Lazy Cake is how simple it is to make while still managing to deliver a delightful taste and memorable experience. With just a few ingredients, most of which are common pantry staples, you’ll be able to create a stunning and tantalising desert that will be a hit with everyone.


– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
– ½ cup white sugar
– ½ cup vegetable oil
– 2 eggs
– 2 teaspoons of ground cardamom
– 2 tablespoons of rose water
– 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
– ¾ cup Greek yoghurt
– ¼ cup of heavy cream
– Regular or almond milk
– Sliced almonds for garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease and line an 8-inch (2L) cake pan with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, eggs, cardamom, rose water, and orange blossom water.

4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until the batter is well combined.

5. In a separate bowl, mix together the yoghurt and heavy cream.

6. Gradually fold the yoghurt and cream mixture into the cake batter.

7. Transfer the cake batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly.

8. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the sliced almonds.

9. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Once cooled, serve the Arabic Lazy Cake with a dollop of Greek yoghurt, a drizzle of honey, or a scoop of your favourite ice cream. You can also get creative and bring a unique twist to your Arabic Lazy Cake by adding flavours such as rose petals, pistachios, or even chocolate.

This exquisite desert is at its best when served warm, giving you just the right balance of sweetness and warmth. Arabic Lazy Cake invites you to take a step back in time and indulge in a culinary treat steeped in history and tradition.