Orange flower water provides the beautiful orange taste in this traditional Greek cake called Revani. Don't skip the syrup cos that is what really makes the cake but you can reduce the sugar in the cake by up to 1/4 cup (60g) if you want a less sweeter cake.
Orange flower water is available in larger supermarkets and in Lebanese or Turkish shop[s shops. If you can't find any, make the sugar syrup and add a large piece of orange rind to the mix while the sugar syrup boils (this is actually the more traditional way of making this sugar syrup in Greece).
This is a dense and yummy cake. As the author stakes, don't skip the syrup (or even reduce it) as it makes the cake tasty and moist and gives it the flavour. - 04 Feb 2014