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  • 1 cup Butter 250 grams
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 5 Medium size Eggs
  • 1 Lemon or Orange Zest
  • 2 cups Semolina Simigdali
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 3 teaspoons of Baking Power
  • Syrup:
  • 3 cups of Sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 cups of Water


  • In a large bowl beat sugar and butter and then add in the eggs along with the Lemon/Orange Zest. In a different bowl mix together the flour and baking powder and add into the batter.
  • I usually break the walnuts into smaller pieces…but if you prefer you can also leave them whole.
  • Pour batter into a buttered baking pan and place in the oven for about 50 minutes at 180 degrees. In the meantime, start the syrup by taking a large sauce pan and add in the water, sugar and cinnamon stick. Let this boil for about 15 minutes…..
  • Once the Ravani is baked, pour the hot syrup over it and let it cool. A lovely Summer Cake that you can top off with Ice Cream and or Whipped Cream. 🙂