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    Honey-soaked Walnut Cake

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    1 hr 15 mins

    20 mins

    55 mins

    Lorac's Note:

    A simple cake flavored with chopped walnuts and orange rind, soaked with a syrup made with honey and orange liqueur. This is a Greek cake traditionally served at Christmas. Prep time does not include a 3 hour standing time before serving.

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    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup orange liqueur



    1. 1
      Make the syrup: In a small saucepan, combine honey and water, and heat over medium heat until the honey dissolves.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat and stir in liqueur.
    4. 4
      Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F.
    5. 5
      Brush a 9-inch tube pan with melted butter and dust with flour,set aside.
    6. 6
      Beat eggs until light and fluffy, add sugar, remaining melted butter, and orange rind and mix until creamy.
    7. 7
      Combine the flour, baking powder and walnuts in a large bowl.
    8. 8
      Add the egg and sugar mixture to the bowl,beat thoroughly and fold in the yogurt.
    9. 9
      Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a cake taster comes out clean.
    10. 10
      Remove cake from oven and cool on a rack for 10 minutes.
    11. 11
      Using a tooth pick, poke holes in the top of the cake.
    12. 12
      Spoon the cooled syrup over the cake and let it stand for at least 3 hours before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 12, 2003


      This is so good!Lots of orange and almond flavor.I baked it in a bundt pan and it came out looking as good as it tasted.Thanks

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    Nutritional Facts for Honey-soaked Walnut Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (122 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 404.9
    Calories from Fat 206
    Total Fat 22.8 g
    Saturated Fat 11.0 g
    Cholesterol 96.2 mg
    Sodium 90.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 29.5 g
    Protein 5.9 g

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    orange liqueur

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