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


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1/2 c
sweet butter
1 c
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


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