Revani is a classic dessert that has been part of Turkish cuisine since the Ottoman period, and nowadays, it is one of the most common desserts eaten in Turkey. It is a simple cake to make which is then soaked in syrup before serving. In the picture, I also added a dollop of clotted cream.
For the cake
1 cup of sugar
1 cup yogurt
1 cup semolina
1 cup flour
1 packet of vanilla essence
1 packet of baking powder
1 teacup of oil
Zest of 1 orange
For the sherbet syrup
3 cups of water
3 cups of sugar
Half a lemon juice
For the cake
Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a bowl.
Then add oil, yogurt and semolina and continue to beat.
Finally, add flour, baking powder , orange zest and vanilla and mix together well.
Pour the cake dough into a cake tin that has been lined with grease proof paper .
Cook in the middle of the oven for about 30 mins on 175 c or until the top has browned nicely. You can check if it is cooked enough inside by inserting a clean knife. If knife comes out clean it is ready.
Prepare the sherbet while the cake is baking.
Put sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
After boiling, add the juice of half a lemon juice and boil for another 1-2 minutes.
After removing cake from the oven, cut slices into the cake and score the top then pour the sherbet over the cake and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes.
Serve cake with a dash of clotted cream on the top.