Ravani- Greek lemon sponge cake recipe

Greek lemon sponge cake recipe

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There is nothing more delightful than a light and fluffy Greek lemon sponge cake (Ravani) with a dollop of natural Greek yoghurt or vanilla bean ice-cream on the side to satisfy a sweet tooth!

You can garnish your cake with pistachios, walnuts, flaked almonds, pecans or any nut of your choice- or you can leave it as is.

Also, if you aren’t a fan of lemon- oranges are a great substitute!

Ingredients →

- 6 x eggs
- 1 x cup caster sugar
- 1 x cup fine semolina
- 1 x cup self raising flour
- 1 x tablespoon vanilla sugar
- 4 x tablespoons full cream milk
- 1 x tablespoon baking powder
- 1 x lemon, grind and juice
- 1/4 cup pistachios & fresh lavender to garnish (optional)

For syrup →

- 3 x cups caster sugar
- 3 x cups water
- 1 x lemon, grind and juice
- 1 x tablespoon honey

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Method →

- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Grease a 28cm round or square tin and line with baking paper.
- Beat the eggs and sugar with electric mixer for 5 minutes, or until they become light and fluffy.
- Add milk, lemon grind, vanilla sugar and mix for a few more minutes. Slowly add flour, lemon juice, semolina and baking powder and beat for another few minutes.
- Place in baking tin and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
- In the meantime, for the syrup add sugar, water, lemon juice, lemon grind and honey in a medium saucepan and simmer for 6 minutes.
- When cake is ready, pour syrup over entire cake.
- Garnish with pistachios and lavender.

*Recipe and image by flavoursandflair.com (Copyright) 

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.