Revani (Greek Semolina Cake)

Recipe by Scarlett516
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 9"x13" pan.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, semolina, and baking powder.
  • Use a mixer to cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • With the mixer still running, add the eggs one by one. Continue mixing until a light yellow color.
  • Add the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
  • Clean the beaters and whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form.
  • Using a spatula, carefully fold the egg whites into the batter until just incorporated. The best way to do this carefully is to add the eggs in thirds.
  • Pour the batter into the pan, using the spatula to smooth it out, and bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, make the syrup by adding the water, sugar, and orange peel to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice and allow to cool.
  • Once the cake has finished baking, pour the syrup over it while the cake is still warm.
  • When the cake has cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar, cinnamon, and the almonds.
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