Revani cake is a traditional cake found in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern region. It is a delightful semolina cake that is soaked in a light syrup. One thing all Greek desserts have in common is of course the scented syrup, which makes each slice of moist cake just irresistible! In our Greek Deli recipe, we advise making the syrup ahead of time so it will cool completely before laying on top of the cake.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give this traditional Greek cake recipe a try!




  1. Preheat your oven to 180 deg C.
  2. To make the syrup, combine 300 grams of the sugar, the water, cinnamon stick, cloves and zest in a saucepan over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 15 mins, remove from the heat and set aside to allow the syrup to cool completely. Once cooled discard the cinnamon :, cloves and zest.
  3. Using a stand mixer, beat the butter until it is pale and light (approx. 3-5 mins).
  4. Slowly add the remaining sugar (200 grams) and then add the eggs one by one beating thoroughly after each addition.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the plain flour, semolina flour, baking powder and chopped almonds.
  6. Gradually add this flour mixture to the batter beating continuously.
  7. Lastly add the brandy and vanilla, mix well and pour the batter into your preferred baking dish.
  8. Bake for 30 mins or until a skewer poked in the centre comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven and using a sharp knife proceed to cut the cake into diamonds.
  10. Spoon the cooled sugar syrup over the revani cake and allow to cool.
  11. Serve decorated with chopped, blanched almonds on top.


We hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let us know how yours turned out and feel free to share this with your friends and family!


Greek Revani Cake

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