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Greek Recipes for Cakes, Pies, and Tarts

Favorite Greek cakes, pies, and tarts range from the coffee cake variety to the traditional syrup-soaked cakes. They also include special occasion and holiday cakes for religious observances.
  1. Coffee Cake-Style Cakes (9)

Revani - Greek Semolina Cake with Orange Syrup
A moist and flavorful semolina cake with a sweet syrup flavored with orange zest. This recipe for Revani (Ravani in some places) is sure to please your dessert lovers.

Custard Pie - Galatopita
Creamy semolina custard is baked until golden then bathed in sweet syrup. An easy custard pie that doesn’t require a pie crust or shell.

Apple Cake Recipe - Milopita
A moist and tender apple cake that is the perfect showcase for crisp and delicious apples. Serve this with some ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce and enjoy with coffee or tea.

Chocolate Walnut Torte - Karidopita me Sokolata
A rich and dense chocolate version of a traditional Greek walnut cake - this Chocolate Walnut Torte is sure to become a dessert favorite.

Lemon Pound Cake with Yogurt - Yiaourtopita
This lemon pound cake recipe gives us one more reason to love Greek yogurt. It really delivers a moist and creamy cake that can be dressed up or down as you see fit.

Chocolate Baklava Tart
A twist on the traditional favorite, this recipe takes the delicious nut filling of Baklava and combines it with the irresistible flavors of chocolate and hazelnut in a delicious pastry tart.

Greek Coconut Cake with Syrup
A delightful light coconut cake drenched in a scented syrup. The recipe calls for self-rising flour.

Lenten Chocolate Cake
A rich and moist chocolate cake recipe that tastes indulgent but still complies with the dietary restrictions of the Lenten season.

Walnut Cake - Karidopita
Karidopita is a moist and flavorful Greek walnut cake that is flavored with cinnamon and bathed in sweet syrup.

Pumpkin Crescents - Recipe for Sweet Pumpkin Pastries
Delightful little half-moon pastries filled with a sweet pumpkin mixture flavored with raisins and cinnamon. Dusted with a bit of powdered sugar, these are delicious with tea or coffee or as a light snack.

Melopita - Greek Honey Pie
Part custard, part cheesecake, a Melopita is sweet and creamy and absolutely delicious. Try it with a crust or without, but be sure to try this Honey Pie.

Greek Jam Tart - Pasta Flora
A common sight in Greek bakeries and pastry shops, "Pasta Flora" jam tarts can be made in all sizes, from small individual tarts topped with jam and a decorative piece of fruit to large tarts, most often decorated with a latticework made from the dough. Jam tarts are easy to make.

Greek Sponge Cake - Pantespani
Sponge cake is a favorite the world over, and this Greek version includes a traditional syrup. The light orange flavor in the cake and syrup adds a delightful touch. Top it as you would any other sponge cake, or enjoy as is.

Saint Fanourios Cake - Recipe for Fanouropita
A delicious spiced cake baked as an offering to Saint Fanourios, (fah-NOO-ree-os)the Greek Orthodox patron saint of lost items. Flavored with cinnamon and ground clove, this tasty cake is delicious with coffee or tea.

Open-Faced Apple Upside Down Pie - Milopita
There's only one crust on this delicious apple pie that is cooked upside down.

Rum Chocolate Yule Log Cake - Kormos
A "kormos" (log cake) is a favorite Greek sweet, and this rum chocolate holiday Yule Log is beautiful as well.

Semolina Cake with Syrup - Ravani
Ravani (also spelled "revani") is a favorite cake made with semolina (or farina), and soaked in a sweet syrup. There are many different versions. Use your food processor for this one that calls for semolina, flour, eggs, milk, and butter.

Semolina Pie with Almonds - Lathopita (Ladopita)
A specialty of the Greek island of Lefkada, preparation of this dish is similar to halvas pudding, but it is baked in the oven. The recipe calls for semolina, flour, oil, cinnamon, cloves, almonds, and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

Vassilopita (2) - Greek New Year's Cake
Vassilopita is made once a year, for New Year's Eve (or for subsequent New Year's celebrations). Recipes vary from this sweet cake type to a bread-type. This cake recipe lends itself well to decoration.

Walnut Cake with Semolina - Karythopita me Simigthali
A traditional Greek cake, this recipe calls for a mixture of flour and semolina and, after baking, a spiced syrup is added to bring in the flavors of orange and cinnamon.

Walnut-Pistachio Cake with Syrup
This is an egg-rich cake made with yogurt, walnuts, and pistachio nuts, topped with a lemon and brandy syrup.

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