Moist Poppy Seed Cake Recipe
Revani is a classic dessert that has been present in Turkish cuisine since the Ottoman period. It is a simple dessert made with a single layer of soft, yellow semolina sponge cake steeped in lots of light syrup. Different versions of revani exist in many cuisines. Moist Poppy Seed Cake Recipe is one of them. This revani is with poppy seeds and also covered with whipped cream. You will love it and it will be one of your favorite desserts.
For the cake mixture;
- 3 eggs,
- Almost 1 cup of poppy seeds (not a full cup),
- 1 cup of vegetable oil,
- 1 cup of granulated sugar,
- A half cup of milk,
- 1 cup of semolina,
- 10 grams baking powder (1 packet),
- 1 packet vanilla (5 grams),
- 1 cup of all purpose flour.
For the syrup;
- 1 and a half more granulated sugar,
- 2 and a half more water.
For the top;
- 1 cup of milk,
- 1 packet of whipped cream (75 grams).
The cup is: 200 ml.
Process of Moist Poppy Seed Cake Recipe
Boil the water and the sugar you need to prepare the syrup in a deep pot.
After it starts to boil, leave it for more 15 minutes to boil and then leave it to cool.
To prepare the cake mixture, mix the eggs and the sugar in a deep bowl until it gets foamy.
Then add the vegetable oil and milk, continue mixing.
Add the poppy seeds and semolina and continue mixing.
At the end add the flour, vanilla and baking powder and mix.
Pour the mixture into a greased large square pyrex (The pyrex is: 28/28 cm.)
Bake the mixture into the preheated oven to 180°C for 30 or 35 minutes.
After the 30 or 35 minutes, control your cake with a toothpick and take out the cake.
After 5 minutes pour the cold syrup, leave it to cool and to absorb the syrup.
Place the sugar into the mixing bowl and add the whipping cream. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks.
Spread the whipped cream on the cake.
Leave it to cool in to a fridge for 4 or 5 hours and then slice your cake and serve.
If you leave the cake into the fridre for 1 night, it will be more delicious.
Moist Poppy Seed Cake (Revani Recipe) is one of the most common desserts in Turkish cuisine that’s served both at home and in restaurants.