Karidopita (kah-ree-THOH-pee-tah) is a moist walnut cake that is flavoured with cinnamon and bathed in sweet syrup.  The traditional recipe calls for breadcrumbs, a whopping 250g of butter and quite a bit of sugar…Yes, It’s quite decadent, but as a lover of all things cinnamon it definitely has my stamp of approval! My version here is made with Olympian Self Raising Flour and is a little more pleasing to your waistline but just as delicious.

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Karodopita Walnut Cake

Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: flour
Servings: 1 cake


  • 2


    Olympian Self Raising Flour

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 tsp

    Olympian Vanilla Powder

  • 1 tsp

    Olympian Cinnamon

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Canola oil
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts

Spiced Syrup

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) Water
  • 1 cup Castor sugar
  • 4 whole Cloves
  • 1 stick Cinnamon


  • Combine eggs, oil, sugar, walnuts and vanilla powder, gradually add flour.
  • Beat for approximately 4 minutes.
  • Grease pan and pour mixture into pan.
  • Bake in oven for approximately 30 minutes at 180 C
  • Whilst baking prepare syrup.
  • To make the syrup, combine the water, sugar, cloves and cinnamon in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly. Remove from heat and discard cloves and cinnamon stick.
  • Once cake is baked remove from the oven and pour the syrup over the cake.
  • Serve with favourite ice cream or cream.