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Walnut Cake - Karidopita

By December 17, 2010


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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December 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm
(1) elizabeth says:

I made this for Christmas and it came out very light. The only thing is when I added syrup, it became very soggy, I think next time I will do it like I always do it, Cold cake, hot syrup. Otherwise very good.
Thank you for this magnificient web site.

December 30, 2010 at 4:07 pm
(2) Lynn says:


Thanks for posting your comment. You give good advice – both the cake and the syrup must NOT be the same temperature or else you will wind up with mush. I’m glad you enjoyed it and all my best wishes for a safe and happy new year!


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