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Recipe for Karidopita – Vegan Greek Walnut Cake

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Karidopita Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 cup mazola or canola oil
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1.5 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cognac
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp clove
  • 1 zest of lemon
  • 4 tsp baking powderSyrup (optional):
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 small cinnamon stick

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sift together dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix wet ingredients.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.

Grease a large baking pan lightly with oil. Pour in batter and bake in oven for 45 minutes.

When cake comes out and cools you can either sift powdered sugar on top to give a lighter sweetness to it, or make and pour the syrup on top.

To make the syrup, boil the water, sugar and cinnamon stick on low flame for about 20 minutes until the syrup slightly thickens. Strain the syrup and pour it on top of the cake.

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This post was written by Tanya Stamoulis