Revani (Greek Cake using Semolina)

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Butter and flour a 13 X 9 inch pyrex baking pan.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In large electric mixer bowl, beat egg whites until frothy.
  • Gradually beat in 1/2 cup of the sugar.
  • Continue beating until very stiff and glossy.
  • Set meringue aside.
  • Beat egg yolks, remaining sugar, and butter until very light and fluffy.
  • Add orange rind and vanilla.
  • Beat in dry ingredients alternately (slowly, on a low speed) with orange juice and semolina until incorporated.
  • Fold in meringue.
  • Turn into prepared pan and sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until it tests done.
  • Cool.
  • For syrup: Boil sugar, water and cinnamon stick for 8 minutes.
  • Add brandy and remove cinnamon stick.
  • Pour hot syrup over cooled cake.
  • Cool and cut into squares.
  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.