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Orange and Almond Revani Cake Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup semolina
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Special equipment needed:
- 9-inch cake pan
- Mixing bowls
- Whisk
- Spatula

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan with vegetable oil and set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the semolina, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the orange juice, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and sprinkle the sliced almonds on top.

6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

7. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan.

- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 30-35 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
Serving size:
- Serves 8-10 people

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 350
- Fat: 20g
- Carbohydrates: 35g
- Protein: 7g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Almond flour can be substituted with all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour.
- Vegetable oil can be substituted with melted butter or coconut oil.
- Sliced almonds can be substituted with chopped pistachios or walnuts.

- Add 1 tablespoon of orange zest to the batter for extra orange flavor.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the batter for a warm and spicy flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to whisk the wet ingredients well to ensure a smooth batter.
- Do not overmix the batter as it can make the cake tough.
- Let the cake cool completely before slicing it.

Storage instructions:
- Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat the cake, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes or until warm.

Presentation ideas:
- Dust the cake with powdered sugar before serving.
- Serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

- Fresh orange slices
- Sprigs of mint

- Serve the cake with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Suggested side dishes:
- Fresh fruit salad
- Greek yogurt

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the cake is too dry, try adding a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the batter.
- If the cake is too moist, try reducing the amount of orange juice in the recipe.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use fresh ingredients and wash your hands before preparing the cake.

Food history:
- Revani cake is a traditional Turkish dessert made with semolina and syrup.

Flavor profiles:
- The cake has a sweet and nutty flavor with a hint of orange.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the cake as a dessert or a sweet snack.

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Region: Greek

Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Citrusy, Fragrant