Greek Walnut and Honey Cake

    1 hour 10 minutes

    A lovely Greek style cake flavoured with chopped walnuts, cinnamon and orange zest and drizzled with honey syrup.

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    Serves: 12 

    • Cake
    • 1 cup plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest
    • 170g butter
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • Honey Syrup
    • 1 cup honey
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm square tin. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and orange rind. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the walnuts.
    3. Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, then cut into diamond shapes and pour the honey syrup over the cake.
    4. Honey Syrup: In a small saucepan, bring honey, sugar and water to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes until thickened.

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    Hello Thanks for the amazing and yummy recipe. i made this and took a photo  -  23 Aug 2013


    Karithopita - fabulous...just like my thia dina's! The only thing was that my syrup didn't thicken...not sure why??  -  09 Feb 2010


    I've made this cake on several occasions and it was a hit each time. My only recommendation is to spare the honey dressing - if you use all that is recommended, you'll end up with honey soup with cake in it. I typically use about half of what is prepared.  -  12 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)