Go Back
+ servings
Revani in tray with pistachio and coconut topping


Turkish Revani is a gorgeously light cake with a slight crumb.  Revani is a semolina Cake drenched in a sugar syrup that keeps it moist for days!

Course Baking, Baking/Dessert
Cuisine Greek, Turkish
Keyword Greek Revani, Greek Semolina Cake, Semolina Cake, Turkish Revani, Turkish Semolina Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 25 pieces
Calories 141 kcal
Author Safira



  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 225 g Plain Yoghurt Greek and Low fat work too
  • 1/2 Lemon Zest and juice
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable Oil Any flavourless oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 165 g Semolina Extra Fine, Fine or Course all work
  • 3 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder


  • 300 g Caster Sugar
  • 400 ml Water
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice only


  • 4 tbsp Pistachios Processed to a crumb
  • 1 tbsp Coconut flaked Lightly toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C/gas Mark 4. Grease/Line a 9x13 inch deep tray.


  1. Combine the eggs and sugar in a large bowl/stand mixer and blend for 5 minutes. Or mix together with a wooden spoon.

  2. Stir in the yoghurt, zest and juice of 1/2 lemon, oil and vanilla and process until combined.

  3. Fold in the semolina, plain flour, salt and baking powder.

  4. Pour into a greased tray and bake at 180 C/Gas Mark 4 for 25  -30 minutes.

Sugar Syrup

  1. Make the sugar syrup by combining the sugar and water in a pot. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes before squeezing in the lemon.


  1. Pour the syrup over the cake when it comes out of the oven.  Add crushed pistachio and coconut if using.


  1. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 30 minutes, before slicing. Although it is great warm too!

Recipe Notes

Yoghurt - Plain Yoghurt, Green Yoghurt or Low fat yoghurt all work.

Semolina - Course, Fine or Extra fine work well.

Tray - I used  a 9 x 13 deep tray which I greased lightly. You canine with greaseproof paper but I didn't.


You can add fruit into the batter. Strawberries and raspberries work well. Definitely not traditional but a nice addition.

You can switch the lemon juice for any citrus juice you like. 

Stir in some chopped pistachios for a little bite. 


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 33IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.