60 Minutes
Karidopita

Karidopita

A warm spiced walnut cake flavoured with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves with an orange, vanilla and brandy syrup served with a scoop of ice cream

How it's doneDirections

Step 1

Set the oven to 165C 365F or gas mark 3 and line the cake tin.

Step 2

Zest and squeeze the orange

Step 3

Separate the whites and yolks

Step 4

Using a food processor blend the bread into fresh breadcrumbs.

Step 5

Chop the walnuts.

Step 6

Add the butter and sugar to a bowl.

Beat the butter and sugar mixture until pale and fluffy then add the zest.

Add the egg yolks a bit at a time to the bowl.

Step 7

Add the brandy to the bowl, stir to mix the ingredients then set aside.

Step 8

Add the breadcrumbs to a large bowl.

Add the nuts, spices and baking powder, stir to mix the ingredients.

Step 9

Mix the nut mixture and the creamed butter mixture together.

Step 10

Whisk the egg whites till they form peaks.

Fold in half the whisked egg white to the nut mixture to loosen it.

Step 11

Fold in the remaining half of the whisked egg white.

Step 12

35 Minutes

Fill the cake tin with the cake mixture and bake for 35 mins.

The cake is ready when it starts to come away from the sides.

Remove from the oven, allow to cool in the tin.

Step 13

To make the syrup place all the ingredients in a pan, stir till sugar has melted.

Cook till the sauce thickens a little then sieve the syrup.

Step 14

Scar the top of the cake with portion marks.

Pour over the cake and cool.

Step 15

Place the cake on a serving plate, serve with vanilla icecream.

What you needIngredients

Servings 8
Utensils
  • 1 Cake Tin (9 inch / 23 cm)
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Small Pan
  • 1 Food Mixer
  • 1 Food Processor
  • 1 Sieve
Cake
  • 380 grams Walnuts
  • 3 Sliced Bread (Brown)
  • 4 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 200 grams Butter
  • 165 Light Brown Sugar
  • 7 Eggs
  • 1 Orange
  • 75 ml Brandy
Syrup
  • 150 grams Caster Sugar
  • 75 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Orange Juice
  • 3 tbsp Brandy
To Serve
  • 4 scoops Vanilla Icecream

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