This traditional Greek spiced, walnut cake is made in celebration of Saint Fanourios' Day, August 27. The name Fanourios comes from the Greek word 'fanerono' which means 'to reveal'. This cake is great as it's already vegan! As you enjoy the delicious spiced flavour of fanouropita with a nice cup of tea or coffee, may whatever be revealed to you be positive and good.🤗 Recipe by Lefki.
Serves 30 | Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 45-50 mins
- 1 1/2 cups sunflower oil
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1 1/2 cups raw sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/4 teaspoon clove powder
- 4 1/3 cups self-raising flour
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- icing sugar (for dusting)
- mint leaves
- Preheat oven to 180C/400F (temp is for a fan-forced oven).
- Using a whisk beat the sugar, sunflower oil and 1 cup of the fresh orange juice in a large bowl, until the sugar dissolves.
- In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of orange juice with the baking soda, cinnamon and clove powder, and mix with a fork.
- Add the baking soda mixture to the bowl with the sugar and whisk thoroughly.
- Add the flour, walnuts, and salt (and optional raisins). Mix until all the ingredients are fully combined.
- Transfer to a baking pan 25×30 cm and bake for 45-50 minutes.
- Allow to cool then serve with sprinkled icing sugar on top and a mint leaf per piece.
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