Karidopita – Greek Walnut Cake
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Courtesy of Kontos Foods

Karidopita – Greek Walnut Cake

"This easy-to-make recipe has been in our family for generations. With fresh squeezed orange juice, fragrant spices and a sprinkling of powdered sugar, it’s festive for the holidays and also great for special meals or coffee get-togethers."

Steve Kontos, Vice President of Kontos Foods

4 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1  1/2 cups water

1  1/2 cups vegetable oil

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Juice from one orange – strained

Powdered sugar, for topping

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Blend flour, baking powder, ground cloves & cinnamon in a bowl.

Add vegetable oil to flour mix and blend. Add sugar, water, baking soda, and juice to mix. Blend walnuts into batter.

Grease 9” x 12” baking pan and pour in batter.

Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool, sprinkle powdered sugar on top and cut into squares.