Sugee cake
A Sugee cake in Singapore
Place of originMalacca, Malaysia[1]
Region or stateSoutheast Asia
Created byKristang people
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.[2][1] The cake is typically baked during festive occasions and holidays like Christmas,[3] by members of Malaccan Portuguese in Malacca and the larger Eurasian community in Malaysia and Singapore.[1] The word sugee has its origins in Hindustani word for 'semolina' (सूजी). Sugee cake is similar to the Sri Lankan Love cake baked during Christmas by the Eurasian Burgher people, which uses cashew as opposed to almonds.[9]

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

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Sugee Cake: Malaysia's Take on Semolina Cake". TASTE. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  2. ^ Pereira, Quentin (2012-09-14). Eurasian Heritage Cooking. Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd. p. 166. ISBN 978-981-4435-10-9.
  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.