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Recipe for Karidopita – Vegan Greek Walnut Cake

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Karidopita Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mazola or canola oil
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1.5 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 cups flour (use gluten-free if following a gluten-free diet)
  • 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 powder

Syrup (optional):

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 small cinnamon stick

How to Make Greek Walnut Cake:

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.

** This recipe contains oil, so this recipe won’t be suited for a strict fast.

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