Sugee cake
Sugee cake at Food for Thought, Singapore - 20130615.jpg
A Sugee cake in Singapore
Place of originMalaysia, Singapore
Region or stateSoutheast Asia
Created byEurasians
Main ingredientssemolina, butter, eggs, and brandy
Similar dishesSanwin makin, sooji halwa

Sugee cake is a cake made of semolina and almonds, creamed butter, eggs, and brandy, and optionally covered in marzipan and royal icing.[1][2] The cake is typically baked during festive occasions and holidays like Christmas,[3] by members of the Eurasian community in Malaysia and Singapore.[2] The word sugee has its origins in Hindustani word for 'semolina' (सूजी).

In 2020, Shake Shack adapted the flavor of the sugee cake in a limited edition milkshake, dubbed "sugee boogie."[4]

See also


  1. ^ Pereira, Quentin (2012-09-14). Eurasian Heritage Cooking. Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd. p. 166. ISBN 978-981-4435-10-9.
  2. ^ a b "Sugee Cake: Malaysia's Take on Semolina Cake". TASTE. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  3. ^ hermes (2017-12-17). "A Eurasian Christmas - celebrating over traditional food". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  4. ^ "I tried Shake Shack's new concretes, Viva La Vivo and Sugee Boogie, available exclusively at their latest outlet in VivoCity". AsiaOne. 2020-11-26. Retrieved 2020-12-29.