Walnut Cake (Karithopeta)

Walnut Cake (karithopeta) Recipe

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A Greek cake popular during Lent. Full of raisins and nuts. You can use all one kind raisin if desired.


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15 Min
1 Hr


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1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
3 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
grated lemon zest
1 c
vegetable oil
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
2 c
1/2 clove
dark raisins
1/2 c
yellow raisins
1 c
chopped walnuts

How to Make Walnut Cake (Karithopeta)


  • 1Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  • 2Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and lemon zest together.
  • 3Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and lemon zest together.
  • 4Mix in remaining ingredients, one at a time, until well blended.
  • 5Spread batter into prepared baking pan.
  • 6Bake 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • 7Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar and cinnamon if desired. Cut into squares and serve.

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About Walnut Cake (Karithopeta)

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

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