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Greek Walnut Cake with a Chocolate Coffee Icing - Karidopita


  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.
  • Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer for 3 minutes, until the mixture becomes white and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time. Wait for each egg to be completely incorporated into the mixture before adding the next one. Then add the milk.
  • Remove the mixing bowl from the mixer’s stand and add the remaining ingredients. Gently fold into mixture with a spatula.
  • Grease and flour a 20 cm round bunt baking pan . Fill with cake batter.
  • Bake for 55 minutes.
  • While the cake is baking, add all of the ingredients for the syrup to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • When cake is ready, remove from oven and pour cold syrup over it.
  • Allow to cool completely and then remove from baking pan.

For the chocolate coffee icing:

  • Combine the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder in a pot. Place over low heat. Stir with a spatula until the mixture is completely homogenized. Remove from heat.
  • Add the coffee and water. Stir until they are completely absorbed into the mixture.
  • Pour the icing over the cold walnut pie.
  • Decorate with whole walnuts and/or crushed walnuts.


If you don’t like large pieces of walnuts in the cake, you can grind them and mix them into the batter so you can still have the nutty, walnut flavor!

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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
18 %


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)
27 %

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)
46 %

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)
18 %


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)
40 %


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)
8 %


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)
4 %


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)
2 %


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.

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

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