Ravani Cake

Barbara Daskal


This is a Greek Cake recipe that is a favorite of my youngest daughter, my best friend, and our Art Group members. I am often asked to bring this to the group for our refreshment table, and it is often requested by my family and friends. I hope it becomes part of your personal recipe collection. Enjoy!


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20 Min
30 Min



  • 1/2 c
    sweet butter
  • 1 c
  • 6
    eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 c
    cake flour
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans (or a mix of aforementioned)

  • 2 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4-1/2 c
    rum or amaretto

  • ·
    cinnamon, ground

How to Make Ravani Cake


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cake Directions
  3. In large mixing bowl, cream butter.
  4. Add sugar and egg yolks and beat until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add vanilla and almond extracts, mix together.
  6. Add flour and farina, mix together until blended.
  7. Fold in unbeaten egg whites for 1 minute. Add chopped nuts and blend.
  8. Pour mixture into 9x12 greased baking pan.
  9. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes..
  10. Pour syrup over cooled cake slowly.
  11. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  12. Slice into diamond shaped pieces and ENJOY!
  13. Syrup Directions
  14. In a 6 cup sauce pot, add all syrup ingredients except for Rum or Amaretto.
  15. Bring syrup mixture to boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  16. Add ¼ cup to ½ cup of Amaretto, or
    Rum to the syrup. Continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  17. Let syrup cool for about 5-10 minutes.
    Pour syrup slowly over the Ravani. Tilt pan side to side spreading the syrup evenly.
  18. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon.
    Slice the cake in diamond shaped pieces and enjoy!

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About Ravani Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Greek
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #greek, #FARINA

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