Karithopita

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A honey lemon syrup is poured over the lightly spiced walnut cake to create a moist and delicious treat with a minimum of fuss.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch square pan

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • cup shortening

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square baking dish.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Cut in the shortening until it is in very small pieces, then mix in the milk and egg using an electric mixer on low speed. Mix for about 1 minute, scraping the bottom of the bowl at least once to avoid lumps. Stir in walnuts by hand. Pour into the prepared pan, and spread evenly.

  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan for about 30 minutes while you prepare the honey syrup.

  4. In a saucepan, stir together 1/4 cup of sugar and the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in the honey and lemon juice, and remove from heat.

  5. Make slashes in the top of the cake in a diamond pattern using a knife. Pour the hot syrup over the top of the cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* 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.