Ravani- Greek lemon sponge cake recipe

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

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.

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