In Greece, we call it ”KARIDOPITA”. Walnut is ”karidi” and pie is ”pita”. We used to add syrup into our cakes, so cake with syrup is pie for greeks. I know, we (greeks) are crazy!
I love this walnut cake, why? Because it’s moist and fluffy and i can serve it with ice-cream!
- 125 gr butter (melted)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cup walnuts (coarsely chopped)
- 1 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cloves powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons brandy
For the syrup:
- 3 cups white sugar
- 2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Preaheat oven to 200° C and prepare a baking pan with butter and flour.
- In a bowl, mix together: flour, breadcrumbs, baking powder and set aside.
- Mix sugar and butter with a mixer until light and fluffy scraping side of bowl.
- Then, add eggs one at time and continue to mix, until incorporated and add the milk.
- Stop the mixer and carefully, combine the walnuts with cinnamon and cloves.
- Add the brandy with baking soda – gently mix with a fork until frothy and then slowly add into the mixture.
- In the end, add the dry ingredients (flour, breadcrumbs and baking powder) and stir until incorporated.
- Bake to 200° C for 10 minutes and low the temperature to 180° C and continue bake for 20-30 minutes.
- While karidopita is baking, prepare the syrup. Add all the ingredients in a small sause pan and bring to a boil, remove from heat and let it cool completely.
- When karidopita is ready, remove from oven and gently ladle the syrup over the cake and let it sit and soak up all flavours.
- Don’t forget: hot cake and cool syrup or cool cake and hot syrup! Sprinkle some chopped walnuts over the cake, slice and serve with ice-cream!
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