Taste of Cyprus Sweets Ravani chocolate cake with honey-Commandaria sauce

Ravani chocolate cake with honey-Commandaria sauce

Grease and flour a 22cm diameter baking tray. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
Beat the egg yolks and 2/3 of the sugar with a mixer until they are frothy and white. In a second bowl, beat the egg whites with the rest of the sugar until they are a stiff meringue. Take ½ the meringue and stir into the mixture of the egg yolks to loosen. Then stir in the semolina, flour, vanilla and cocoa. Finally, add the remaining meringue, stirring gently and carefully, folding from bottom to top until it is smooth. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and bake the ravani in the oven for 20-25 minutes approximately. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
Meanwhile prepare the syrup: Boil the water with the sugar, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon and boil for 3 minutes. Pierce the ravani with a toothpick or a skewer several times and slowly pour over the warm syrup until it is all absorbed.
Before serving prepare the honey-Commandaria sauce: Put the almonds in a non-stick pan and stir on low heat until they begin to brown slightly. Add the honey and the Commandaria and stir well. When it has warmed through and thickened, remove from the heat. Serve the ravani in triangular pieces, accompanied with the sauce.


6 eggs separated
3/4 cup semolina
3/4 cup sugar
½ cup flour + a little for the baking tray
1 sachet vanilla
½ cup cocoa powder
Butter for the baking tray

For the syrup:

1½ cup sugar
1½ cup water, 1 lemon, halved

Honey- Commandaria sauce:

½ cup honey, 5 tbsps Commandaria
1/3 cup blanched, sliced almonds

Previous articleSailing / Yachting
Next articleLamb shank with eggplant

Top Stories

Central Bank releases additional €90m of capital as part of Covid-19 response

The Central Bank of Cyprus announced on Friday that it released an additional capital amounting to €90 million, as part of its response to...

€1000 fine, suspended jail sentence for assault, breaking decree

Famagusta district court on Friday handed down a €1000 fine and a suspended jail sentence to a 33 year old man from Limassol after...

All 151 Polis Chrysochous Covid-19 tests negative

All 151 of the samples taken in the Polis Chrysochous area for coronavirus tests are negative, CNA reports. The samples were taken after an initiative...

PM Johnson able to do short walks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been able walk short distances as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery, his...

MoH expert weighs in on mask debate

A Health Ministry expert on Friday weighed in on the ongoing debate on whether the general population should wear a mask. Dr Marios Loizou, scientific...


Shaken potatoes (antinahtes)

Either you thrash the coriander seeds in a mortar, without making them into dust, or you gradually crush them in a blender. Rinse the potatoes...

Koulouri – finger bread

Thrash (or blend in a mixer) the mastic with the sugar and the mahlepi (if you can’t find it already pounded). Sift the flour...

Gopa with aubergine dip

Preheat the oven to 200°C and pierce the aubergines with a fork or skewer in several places. Cook in the oven till they soften,...

Cyprus coffee

Cyprus coffee is a dark concoction and supplies a rapid caffeine kick to its drinker. Usually, its consumption is a social event. No one...