Saturday, October 23, 2010

Easy Karidopita Cake

My husband and I will be baptizing yet another beautiful baby. We feel so blessed. Last week we were going over to see the baby and the boys and I made an awesome karidopita. It was so easy too. Here is the recipe.

3/4 cup walnuts very roughly chopped
2 1/2 cups finely grated walnuts
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick of butter
8 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon
5 tablespoons cognac
1 tablespoon bread crumbs

For the Syrup
2 cups sugar
3 cups water

Beat the butter, sugar, cinnamon the yolks of the eggs in a mixer for 10 minutes.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
Clean the mixer bowl and beat the whites of the eggs in the mixer until it becomes a meringue.
Add half of the meringue to the yolk mixture.
Mix the baking powder with the 2 1/2 cups grated walnuts, gradually adding the flour.
Add this mixture to the egg yolk mixture along with the remaining meringue, stirring gently.
Transfer the whole mixture to a 13 by 9 pan which has been well buttered, and the bread crumbs sprinkled over the bottom.
Spread the 3/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts on top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, put the sugar and water in a pan and boil for 15 minutes.
Pour the hot syrup over the the cool cake
Now the cognac.

So good! Let me knwo how it came out!

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