Fanouropita (Vegan Greek Raisin, Walnut, and Olive Oil Cake)


This cake is named after the Saint Fanourios. It's said that if you've lost something, you make this cake so that St Fanourios can help you find it. While the story behind this cake is nice, the cake itself is even nicer! I love the richness of the olive oil, which helps the cake stay moist for days.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
12 servings


  • 1 ⅜ cups olive oil

  • 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons brandy

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 ¼ cups chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup Thompson seedless raisins

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 12-inch round springform pan.

  2. Combine olive oil, orange juice, and brandy in a large bowl. Stir in sugar. Combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder in another bowl and sift into the oil mixture. Fold in walnuts, raisins, cinnamon, and cloves. Mix well. Tip batter into the prepared springform pan and level the top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 60 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you are using a convection oven, your baking time will be slightly shorter; start checking the cake after 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

678 Calories
34g Fat
85g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 678
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 291mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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