Byzantine Spice Cake Recipe

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Byzantine Spice Cake

Mikekey K

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@Mikekey

From Assumption Greek Orthodox Church cookbook. Top with honey syrup (included) or a powdered sugar glaze.


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Serves:

12-16

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
vegetable oil
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
3 large
eggs
1/2 c
plain greek yogurt
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 c
orange juice
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground mace

TOPPING

1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
water
1 c
honey

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
2
Beat oil and sugar together. Add eggs and half of the yogurt. Mix well.
3
Mix baking soda into orange juice and add to batter.
4
Sift dry ingredients together and add to oil mixture. Stir in remaining yogurt and mix well.
5
Pour into prepared pan and bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
6
For topping:
Boil all topping ingredients for about 15 minutes, covering pan the last 5 minutes (reduce heat if needed to keep it from boiling over).
7
Pour hot syrup over the cake. Let soak in and cut into squares to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Greek