Byzantine Spice Cake

Mikekey *


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

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20 Min
1 Hr


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1 c
vegetable oil
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
3 large
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


1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
1 c

How to Make Byzantine Spice Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  • 2Beat oil and sugar together. Add eggs and half of the yogurt. Mix well.
  • 3Mix baking soda into orange juice and add to batter.
  • 4Sift dry ingredients together and add to oil mixture. Stir in remaining yogurt and mix well.
  • 5Pour into prepared pan and bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
  • 6For 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).
  • 7Pour hot syrup over the cake. Let soak in and cut into squares to serve.

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About Byzantine Spice Cake

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

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