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


  • 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and lemon zest together.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and lemon zest together.
  4. Mix in remaining ingredients, one at a time, until well blended.
  5. Spread batter into prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool 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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