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).
An absolutely deliciously moist and heartwarming flavoured cake. Love it on a warm on a cold winter's day. - 14 Jul 2015
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
I made this cake for a Greek day at my DD school. The children and adults equally loved it. It was a hit :D I followed the recipe exactly. It took exactly 30 min in my oven. Thank you so much for sharing. - 10 Nov 2016