Greek Honey Walnut Cake Recipe

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Greek Honey Walnut Cake
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  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 (8 oz) container plain low-fat yogurt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 large lemons
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a 13x9 metal baking pan.
  3. In a food processor, with knife blade attached, combine walnuts with 1/4 C sugar and process until walnuts are finely ground.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves in separate bowl.
  5. In a large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter with remaining 3/4 C sugar until creamy.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Beat in lemon peel.
  8. With a mixer at low speed, alternately add flour mixture and yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat just until better is smooth, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
  9. Fold in walnut mixture.
  10. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  11. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Meanwhile, prepare syrup: From lemons, grate 1 T lemon peel and squeeze 3 T juice.
  13. In a 1-qt saucepan, combine sugar, honey, lemon peel, and 3/4 C water; heat to boiling over high heat, stirring constantly.
  14. Reduce heat to medium and cook 2 minutes.
  15. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in lemon juice; cook slightly.
  16. When cake is done, transfer pan with cake to a wire rack.
  17. With a toothpick, poke holes all over top of cake.
  18. Spoon warm syrup over cake.
  19. Cool cake completely in pan before serving.
  20. When cool, cut cake lengthwise in half, each half crosswise into four pieces, and each piece diagonally in half to form two triangles.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 307.55 Kcal (1288 kJ)
Calories from fat 163.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.17g 28%
Cholesterol 100.36mg 33%
Sodium 143.22mg 6%
Potassium 152.6mg 3%
Total Carbs 32.16g 11%
Sugars 18.43g 74%
Dietary Fiber 1.29g 5%
Protein 6.18g 12%
Vitamin C 4.1mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 49mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 314.38 Kcal (1316 kJ)
Calories from fat 167.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.57g 28%
Cholesterol 102.59mg 33%
Sodium 146.4mg 6%
Potassium 155.99mg 3%
Total Carbs 32.88g 11%
Sugars 18.84g 74%
Dietary Fiber 1.31g 5%
Protein 6.32g 12%
Vitamin C 4.2mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 50mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.4
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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