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Revani – Greek Semolina Cake with Orange Syrup

Submitted by : E-Gastronomy

A moist and delicious semolina cake flavored with a touch of lemon and sweetened with a simple syrup flavored with orange zest. Revani (also spelled Ravani) is not difficult to make and it is a delightful addition to any sweet table.

Ingredients :

For the cake:
1 cup flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 cup fine Semolina (or Farina)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs separated (reserve whites)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup milk
pinch of salt

For the syrup:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
2 3-inch strips of orange zest
1 tsp. lemon juice

For serving: Powdered sugar, ground cinnamon, or 1/2 cup almonds, blanched, lightly toasted, and chopped (optional)

Method :

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease bottom and sides a 9 x 13 pan and set aside.
  • Mix the flour, semolina and baking powder together in a medium bowl.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. With the mixer run
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