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Greek fasting cake - Fanouropita

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Greek fasting cake - Fanouropita


St. Fanourios is believed to be a martyr and miracle worker in the Greek Orthodox religion... He is one of the Saints asked to help find people or things that are lost. His name comes from the Greek word “fanerono” which means “to reveal”.

The tradition of baking a “Fanouropita”, the cake that will help you find whoever or whatever that is lost, is a great honor bestowed upon the Saint. It is also made to celebrate his memory every 27th of August.

  • Preheat oven to 170* C (347* F) Fan.
  • Use a hand whisk to beat the sugar, vegetable oil and 250 g fresh orange juice in a large bowl, until the sugar melts.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 125 g of orange juice with the baking soda, cinnamon and cloves. Mix with a fork until the baking soda froths.
  • Add the baking soda mixture to the bowl with the sugar and whisk thoroughly.
  • Add the flour, walnuts, salt and raisins. Mix until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Transfer to a baking pan 25x30 cm and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Serve with icing sugar and mint leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
39 %


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)
66 %

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)
28 %

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)
30 %


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)
44 %


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)
15 %


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)
12 %


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)
14 %


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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