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Recipe for Fanouropita – Greek Cake for Lost Things

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This cake is referred to as the “Cake for Lost Things.” It is made in honor of Saint Fanouros.

Ingredients for Founouropita:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Greek olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Greek Brandy
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Powdered sugar, for sprinkling

How to Make Greek Cake For Lost Things (Fanouropita):

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spray a 12-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.

Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and sugar together into a large bowl and whisk together until well combined.

Whisk in the olive oil, vanilla, orange juice, and brandy and whisk until smooth.

Stir in the walnuts using a wooden spoon.

Pour the batter into the round cake pan. Place the pan in the center of the oven. Bake until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. This should take 30-40 minutes. Let cool in pan for ten minutes before turning over onto a cooling rack. Sprinkle cake with powdered sugar just before serving.

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