Ravani - Moist Semolina Cake

Kathy Tsaples

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 cup almonds, blanched, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups self raising flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Rind of 1 lemon
  • 6 eggs
  • 250g butter at room temp
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 2 tbsp cognac or brandy
  • 1 cup of caster. Sugar
  • Shredded coconut as garnish

Syrup

  • 1 wedge of lemon
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 3 cups sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 175 ̊C.
  2. Make the syrup by bringing the sugar, water and lemon wedge to a boil, then simmering for 10 minutes. Take the syrup off the heat and cool down completely.
  3. To begin making the cake, cream the butter with the sugar using the paddle-wheel attachment of the electric mixer. Add the eggs one at a time, then the lemon rind.
  4. Reduce the mixer’s speed and add the orange juice and cognac.
  5. Combine the semolina and the baking powder. Slowly add the self-raising flour to the mixing bowl, followed by the combined semolina and baking powder.
  6. Mix in the almonds.
  7. Thoroughly butter and flour a square cake tin, then pour in the mixture.
  8. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.
  9. Once the cake is ready, take it out of the oven and pour the cold syrup over the hot cake. Cover with a tea towel for about an hour, allowing the cake to soak up the syrup.
  10. Cut into squares and garnish by sprinkling shredded coconut on top.

Similar Recipes

Banana Breakfast Bar

Banana Breakfast Bar

This recipe is brought to you with the help of our friends at JC’s Quality Foods Ingredients: 1 ½ cups raw cashews 1 ½ desiccated coconut 3 medium ripe bananas, peeled and chopped 10 fresh dates, pitted 2 tsp vanilla extract ⅓ cup raw cacao powder ½ tsp bicarbonate of...

Lamingtons

Lamingtons

Ingredients: 500g unsalted room temp butter + extra for greasing 250g self-raising flour + extra for dusting 250g golden caster sugar 5 large free-range eggs 100ml milk ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ tp baking powder 250g quality dark chocolate (70%) 100g icing sugar 300g...

Raspberry Grappa Jam Drops

Raspberry Grappa Jam Drops

This recipe is brought to you with the help of our friends at JC’s Quality Foods Ingredients: 2 cups (300g) Buckwheat flour 1 ½ cups almond meal 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp sea salt flakes ¾ cup maple syrup ½ cup vegetable oil ⅓ cup raspberry jam Method: Preheat the...

Deep Fried Apple Pie

Deep Fried Apple Pie

Ingredients: Oil, for frying For the Pastry: 250g plain white flour 90g cornflour 70g caster sugar 3g sea salt 70g cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces 10ml cider vinegar 120g water For the Filling:  4 Granny Smiths apples, peeled, cored & roughly chopped 65g...

Crème Brûlèe Donuts

Crème Brûlèe Donuts

Ingredients:Makes 12 donuts Oil, for frying For the Dough: 1 cup lukewarm milk 1 tbsp dried yeast 1/3 cup caster sugar 3 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla paste 4 tbsp soft butter 4 1/4 cups plain flour For the Custard: 1/2 cup sugar 3 tbsp cornflour 2 cups milk 4 yolks 2 tsps...

Banana Crepes with Banana Caramel

Banana Crepes with Banana Caramel

This recipe is brought to you with the help of our friends at Perfection Fresh Ingredients: 200g plain flour  100 caster sugar 200ml milk, full fat 1 whole egg 1 egg yolk 50g butter  Icing sugar, for dusting  For Bananas:  75g caster sugar  30g butter, salted  Banana...

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
SQUID - FEATURE

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from My Market Kitchen

You have Successfully Subscribed!