malinda sargent


Personal favorite of the family this recipe stems from Greece and Turkey, my Greek Aunt used to bake this all the time when I was a kid and was the only thing my brother and I would always request. so light and citrusy but not over the top, very easy to make!


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12 +
30 Min
30 Min


  • 1/2 stick
    butter or margarine
  • 3/4 c
    white sugar ( or substitute splenda )
  • 1 c
    farina - or cream of wheat
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 6
    eggs beaten well
  • 1
    lemon zest, grated ( save orange for later )
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1 c
    almonds, chopped fine

How to Make Revani


  1. mix butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  2. add farina and mix well.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and mix after adding each egg until well blended.
  4. Mix alternately the wet and dry ingredients incorporating them together.
  5. Bake cake in a 11x7 glass pyrex for 30 minutes in a 350'F degree oven.
    Make syrup once cake is almost done baking.
  6. Simple Syrup:
    2 cups white sugar
    2 cups water
    lemon and orange slices ( i use oranges only and squeeze some of the juice in the syrup )
    1 cinnamon stick
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    4-6 cloves
    1/4 tsp cardamom

    Boil for 15 min pour over semi cooled cake, cut into diamond shape pieces ( or whatever shape you like ).

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About Revani

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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