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  • Serves: 16 Servings

Revani (Semolina Cake)

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Category: Greek, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • Karen Mintzias
  • 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 1/3 c Fine semolina or farina
  • 4 lg Eggs; separated
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Olive oil
  • 2 Lemons; grated zest only
  • 1/2 ts Almond extract
  • 1/2 c Orange juice
  • 1 ts Vinegar; for the bowl
  • 1/16 ts Cream of tartar
  • 1/2 c Blanched, slivered almonds


3/4 c Sugar
2 Lemons; zested and juiced
1 1/2 c -Water
1/4 ts Almond extract

Make the syrup ahead. Combine the sugar, lemon zest and juice, and water
in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes then add the almond
extract. Remove and chill overnight.

Line a 10-inch-square cake pan, that is at least 3-inches deep, with
parchment. Sift together the flour and baking powder, then stir in the
semolina. Beat the egg yolks, sugar, olive oil, lemon zest, and almond
extract together until pale and creamy. Beat in the flour mixture,
splashing with orange juice to moisten it.

Wipe a mixing bowl with a cloth moistened with vinegar, then put in the egg
whites. Beat with the cream of tartar until stiff peaks form, then fold
into the batter. Pour into the pan and sprinkle with the almonds.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350 F for about 45 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and, while still hot, cut into squares. Slowly pour
the chilled syrup over it.

Makes 16 slices

Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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