Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Greek Walnut Syrup Cake

We had a themed day of Greek Flavours at work today.
I decided to make this Greek Walnut Syrup Cake. First time today I have tried 
this recipe and it was .. yum yum.. Very different!
Here is a link to the original recipe :-)


250g Butter
1 Cup Sugar
5 Eggs
1/3 Cup Orange Liqueur ( I squeezed one orange instead)
3/4 teas Cinnamon
1/4 Tes Ground Cloves
2 1/2 teas baking powder
2 Cups of Bread Crumbs
1 Cup finely ground Walnuts

For the Syrup:

2 Cups of water
1 Cup Sugar
1 Tbs Lemon Juice
Lemon Peel 
(I used Lemon Peel, Orange Peel and a teas of Vanilla Extract)

Fits approx 22cm round tin..

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 180 - 200 c.  Grease a 22cm Round pie dish or cake tin with butter.
(I use the butter wrapper once I have put the butter into the mixing bowl.)

Beat the butter until soft, add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the Eggs beating after each addition. Add the Orange juice or Liqueur.  In another bowl ad the breadcrumbs, baking powder, cinnamon and ground cloves and combine. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat until combined.

Pour into your tin and bake for 30 - 35 minutes. Test with a Skewer.

While the cake is cooling make the Syrup by adding all of the ingredients into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and stir while the sugar dissolves. Boil for 5 minutes.

Pour the hot syrup slowly over the cake and allow it to soak for a few hours or overnight if possible.

I have served with fresh pouring cream and icecream.

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