Fluffy, moist, and extra syrupy! A mouthwatering traditional Greek dessert with rich flavor and amazing smell!
For the Ravani
*1 cup semolina
*1 cup self raising flour
*1 cup sugar
*1/2 cup milk
*1/2 tsp. salt
*1 tsp vanilla extract
*1/3 cup shredded coconut
For the Syrup
*2 cups sugar
*2 cups water
*2 tbsp butter
*2 tbsp lemon juice
*1 tbsp lemon zest
*1/2 cup shredded coconut
Preheat your oven to 180C and butter well a baking dish .
In a electric standing mixer beat eggs and sugar on high until you get a pale, light yellow color. Stir in the milk, vanilla extract and coconut.
In a bowl, sift together the flour, salt and all the semolina. Slowly add the dry mix to sugar-eggs mixture and mix until incorporated.
Evenly pour into the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown.
In the meantime make the syrup.
In a small pot add the syrup ingredients and bring to a boil and let cook for 10 minutes.
Once the cake is done and cool, score the surface with a sharp knife, do not cut all the way through, and slowly pour the hot syrup over the cake and let come to room temperature.
Top evenly with shredded coconut and serve.