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Greek zucchini walnut cake – Karydopita

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

Greek zucchini walnut cake – Karydopita


For the syrup

  • In a pot add the sugar, the water, the cinnamon, the lemon peels and juice, and transfer over high heat.
  • Let it come to a boil until the sugar melts.
  • Remove from the heat and let the syrup cool well.

For the walnut cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Grate the zucchini into a bowl and add the sugar, the olive oil, and whisk well.
  • Add the eggs, the vanilla powder, and whisk well.
  • In another bowl add the flour, the baking powder, the baking soda, the cinnamon, the nutmeg, the salt, and mix.
  • In a blender, add the walnuts and beat until they break into small pieces. Add them to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Transfer the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix with a serving spoon. 
  • Grease a 25x32 cm baking pan with non-stick spray and transfer the mixture in.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Use a serving spoon to spread the cold syrup and set aside until the whole syrup is absorbed and the walnut cake is completely cool.
  • Serve with ice cream and mint.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
34 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
43 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
22 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
35 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
80 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
17 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
6 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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