Have you been longing for something sweet but light? Maybe something soft but delicious? Don’t fall for those high-calorie sweets full in saturated fats. The sweet temptations are everywhere but when you are following a healthy lifestyle and there is no time to prepare a home-baked cake there must be a solution available to all of us.

This couscous recipe is for you. The sweet today is a riot of softness, an invitation to dunk something sweet in a nice glass of cold milk: Couscous cake, with lime and raisins.

All you need is to mix the simplest of ingredients and add a touch of love. Soft butter, sugar, lime, and raisins mixed with the soft couscous grains will make a simple yet delicious cake that you can serve for breakfast or wrap it up as a midday snack. It is light and it will delight you! Get ready.

Recipe by Simona Novarini


Here is how to prepare this Couscous cake with lime and raisins: 

  • Preparation: 15 minutes
  • Cooking: 45/50 minutes
  • Portions: 6/8 people


  • 350 ml of whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated Sugar
  • 150 grams of Butter
  • 300 grams of Martino’s Couscous 
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 grams of Sugar
  • 1 Peel Of Lime
  • 100 grams of Raisins
  • Icing Sugar as needed 


Hydrate the Couscous:
In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, pour 350 ml of whole milk and add one tablespoon of granulated sugar and 150 grams of butter. Bring the milk to a simmer so the milk is warm and the sugar and butter completely melted.

Turn off the heat and pour evenly 300 grams of Martino Organic Couscous. Cover with a lid and let the couscous absorb all the milk slowly for about 4-5 minutes. After the necessary time, fluff the couscous with the help of a fork.

Prepare the cake mixture
In a mixing bowl add 3 eggs, white and yolk, and whisk them with an electric mixer until they become white and fluffy. Pour the whisked eggs to the hydrated couscous and add fresh lime zest and 100 grams of raisins. 

Stir with a wooden spoon until the ingredients are well mixed. 

Prepare for baking:
Line a 22cm cake pan with parchment paper to avoid the cake sticking to the pan. When ready pour the couscous, eggs and raising mixture to the pan. Place the pan in a preheated oven at 160 ° C and cook for about 45-50 minutes.

Once cooked evenly baked, leave to cool Remove the cake from the pan and place it in a serving tray. Dust it with icing sugar, toss a few raisins on top and grate a little lime zest and your delicious couscous cake is ready to serve.

Let the cake cool down before you serve it. Cut it into large pieces and serve it with hot tea, warm coffee of cold milk! Let your friends and children dunk the cake into their favorite beverage and enjoy the soft dessert while it melts in their mouth. 


This couscous cake, lime, and raisins have a fantastic texture: soft but slightly sandy. It lasts a long time, up to 4 days, if wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in a frosting bag. 

 You can hydrate the couscous in rice milk instead of whole milk if you wish. Instead of raisins, you can add any dried fruits. You can experiment with apricots, dried pineapples, darts or anything you fancy. 

Couscous is extremely versatile and makes a great alternative to processed cereals, sweet snacks, and even desserts. It is perfectly suitable to cook sweet treats for you and your family either as breakfast, mid-morning or afternoon snack or even an organic unprocessed delicious dessert after lunch. If you are looking for more healthy sweets like this one subscribe to our newsletter and we will keep inspiring you directly in your inbox. 

For the adventurous, don’t miss this opportunity to add your personal touch to this simple yet delightful cake. The traditional recipe must taste each home it is cooked in. So give it a try. Mix your nuts, dry fruits. Try it with honey or plain, try it with all kinds of toppings but don’t forget to leave a comment to tell us all about it.

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