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Greek chocolate walnut cake - Κaridopita

  • Vegetarian Diet

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


For the syrup

  • Place a saucepan over medium to high heat.
  • Add the sugar, water, lemon and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil.
  • As soon as it begins to boil and the sugar melts, remove from heat and set it aside to cool completely.

For the walnut cake

  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.
  • Beat the sugar and butter in a mixer for 2- 3 minutes on high speed, using the whisk attachment, until white and fluffy.
  • Lower mixer’s speed and add the eggs one at a time, waiting for each addition to become completely incorporated before adding the next.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and continue beating.
  • Lower mixer’s speed again and gradually add the milk and vanilla extract.
  • Beat a little longer and scrape down the sides of the bowl again.
  • Beat for 1 minute longer. Remove mixing bowl from stand and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking powder, walnuts, chocolate, almonds and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the mixers bowl and mix with a spatula until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Grease a round 22 cm Bundt pan or cake pan with a hole in the middle.
  • Transfer mixture to pan and spread it nicely. Hit the pan so that the mixture spreads even better and settles in to the pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and just as it is hot and steaming from the oven, immediately pour the cooled syrup over it.
  • you can puncture with a knife the dessert in a few places so that the syrup can soak easily.
  • Set it aside so that it can absorb all of the syrup and cool for 1 hour.

For the chocolate ganache

  • In a bowl, add the pieces of chocolate and heavy cream.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and microwave for 1 ½ minutes at 800 watts.
  • When ready, remove plastic wrap and mix well until completely incorporated.

To finish

  • Place the cake pan over a wire rack or over a serving platter and turn out chocolate walnut cake.
  • Pour the glaze over the cake so that it falls nicely all over.
  • Decorate with walnuts and dust with some icing sugar.


Finely grind the walnuts if you don’t like pieces of walnuts in the cake.

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
49 %


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)
76 %

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)
130 %

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)
41 %


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)
91 %


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)
28 %


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)
29 %


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)
10 %


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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