This is actually a traditional Greek cake called Revani. It's deceptively simple to make and the semolina provides a unique texture that's sure to impress guests. This cake is also dairy free.
Don't skip the syrup! Most Greek cakes are soaked in sugar syrup, making them deliciously moist. If you think you'd like less sugar, try reducing the sugar in the cake mixture from 175g to 100g.
Orange flower water is available in larger supermarkets, online or in some Turkish shops. If you can't find any, simply make the sugar syrup as stated, adding a large piece of orange peel to the mix instead while the sugar syrup boils (this is actually the more traditional way of making this sugar syrup in Greece).
This cake is fantastic. I made it for some friends and they were impressed with the moistness and texture. I only used half the amount of syrup that the recipe called for as it would've been too sweet. Other than that it's delicious! - 20 Oct 2011
Altered ingredient amounts. I reduced the amount of sugar as stated below the recipe, it was delicious. - 05 Aug 2010
It is a delicious, moist, awesome cake. It gets my full recommendation. - 05 Aug 2010