Delicious Turkish Sweet Guest Post by Unorganised Mum.

We have this beautiful dessert recipe for you thank you to the lovely Thank you Songul for stopping by and sharing such wonderful sweet with us xx

In our culture we have this habit of baking for an army,the theory is "what if someone doesn't get wants more" or " what if we have uninvited guests show up" (not that we ever did growing up) so when mum gave me this recipe I could honestly say the ingredients were double the amount and over time through "trial and error" I have finally mastered this and probably only recipe.

Revani Sweet (tatlisi) - (an old sweet served to the Ottomans.)


  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 the juice of a lemon


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 yogurt
  • 1 semolina
  • 1 cup of oil 
  • 1 lemon rind
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Prepare the syrup first by combining the sugar, water & lemon juice - cook & occasionally stir til it starts to boil and all the sugar has dissolved - set aside to cool down
  2. Heat oven to 180c
  3. Beat the eggs and sugar in a large glass bowl til its fluffy, combine the remain ingredients but mix with a wooden spoon instead of the beater.
  4. Pour into a large baking tray - allow room to rise. (dont make the same mistake I did)
  5. Bake the cake for around 30 - 40 minutes, ensure the cake is cooked through and the top has darkened.
  6. Slice the baked cake
  7. slowly pour the cooled syrup over the hot sliced cake, sprinkle shredded coconut over it and serve with ice-cream



We're not much of a Baklava eating family, but when it comes to Revani and homemade icecream we cant resist. You can find more Turkish recipes and other Turkish ways of our life over at my blog Unorganised Mum

About the Author - Songul is an Aussie Turkish unorganised sleeved housewife and mum of 3 trying to raise bilingual children, living with scares from childhood obesity, depression, suicide and juggling everything in between.

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+1 # Anita 2014-07-02 19:49
Yum! Will definitely be giving this one a try!
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+1 # Emma Fahy Davis 2014-07-02 23:58
Lemon and shredded coconut? I'm sold! Will give this one a go!
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0 # Six Little Hearts 2014-07-04 20:17
Sounds amazing!! This is my kind of food!! Thank you for the recipe!
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0 # Bake Play Smile 2014-07-05 09:28
Some of my favourite food when travelling was from Turkey! This Revani sounds amazing and I can't wait to try it out myself!! Thank you for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! Xxx
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0 # Kaz @ MeltingMoments 2014-07-11 15:29
Oh thank you Songul. This looks amazing and I can't wait to try making it :)
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0 # Anissa Richards 2014-07-11 17:48
This sounds really yummy - must try it!
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0 # Hope 2014-07-11 20:22
Yum, sounds super delicious. It would definitely hit the spot with my sweet tooth!
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0 # Winnie 2014-12-21 08:03
This is a wonderful cake!!
Tastes absolutely delicious
I've just made a similar cake 2 weeks ago :)
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