Ravani (Cream of Wheat Cake)

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“This is a lovely way to end a Greek feast.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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