Keik: Basic Greek cake

Total Time
50mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
45 mins

In Greek keik is pronounced: cake. Similar to a pound cake, this is a simple cake with a touch of orange flavor. It can be embellished with chocolate, nuts, raisins, or other additions to your taste, but this is the basic recipe.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder) to combine well.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine orange peel, brandy, and softened butter.
  4. Beat until smooth. Continuing to beat, add milk slowly, and then eggs. Slowly beat in the flour mixture and continue to beat for 3 minutes at medium-high speed until the batter is smooth.
  5. Pour into two lightly buttered loaf pans (or equivalent) and bake at 350F (180C) for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.