There are as many recipes for Karidopita (kah-ree-THOH-pee-tah) as there are people who bake it.
Every baker adds their own personal twist to it and each recipe, while similar in many ways, differs just enough to make choosing your favorite virtually impossible.
Karidopita is a moist and flavorful walnut cake that is flavored with cinnamon and bathed in sweet syrup. It's a great cake to make ahead because it will keep well if covered and kept at room temperature.
Choosing which recipe to make is a matter of personal preference, but I can assure you that the taste trials can make one quite popular with the neighbors!
This version comes to me from Kyria Eleni, a family friend who used to live in Florida, but now calls the lovely island of Rhodes her full-time home. She was gracious enough to share her Karidopita recipe with us, along with her wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season to all.
Serve with coffee or tea and enjoy the rave reviews.
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