Ravani (Cream of Wheat Cake)

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with 1/2 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg yolks 1 at a time.
  • Add the vanilla and orange rind.
  • Stir in the flour, farina and almonds.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  • Gradually beat in 1/2 cup of the sugar, until meringue is very stiff.
  • Fold into the batter along with the baking powder.
  • Turn the batter into a greased 10"x14" baking pan.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.
  • Cool to room temperature in the pan.
  • Make the syrup by combining water, lemon juice, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a small saucepan.
  • Place over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Strain and discard spices.
  • Add Grand Marnier.
  • Spoon a little of syrup over each serving.
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