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Greek Walnut Cake

Published: 2019-05-09 14:56:48 +0000
Categories: Cake,

Based on a recipe I used when I was younger, I've made a few variations of this but not had the forethought to write most of them down. Does work reasonably well with pears used in place of apples though

Cooking Time

Prep: 30 mins
Cooking: 60 mins
Total: 90 mins




  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup sweetened apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C
  2. In medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves
  3. Stir in walnuts and then set aside
  4. In large mixing bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar at high speed until thick and foamy
  5. Add 1/2 cup of sugar 2 tablespoons at a time, beating constantly until sugar is dissolved and whites are glossy and peaking
  6. In small mixing bowl, beat egg yolks at high speed until thick and lemon-colored
  7. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup of sugar
  8. Sprinkle flour mixture over whites and add the beaten yolk mixture
  9. Gently fold yolk mixture into whites, but be thorough
  10. Grease a 10-inch pan and pour mixture in
  11. Spread mixture evenly over pan
  12. Bake until for about 45 to 50 minutes - until the top is springy
  13. Allow to cool completely before attempting to remove from pan
  14. In small saucepan, stir together apple juice, remaining sugar, lemon juice and lemon peel
  15. Cook over a medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and bring to boil.
  16. Remove from heat
  17. Slowly spoon syrup over cake until the mixture has been absorbed

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Dessert, Greek, Walnut,
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