Monday, March 2, 2015

Milopita (Greek Apple Walnut Cake)

This is a traditional Greek apple-walnut cake.  It's super moist and delicious.  I love this cake for breakfast, snack time, tea time and of course, dessert. 

Milopita (Greek Apple Cake)

Wet ingredients:
3 extra large eggs or 4 medium to large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil (such as canola or corn)
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup orange juice

Dry ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Add Ins:
1 cup finely ground walnuts
3 cups finely chopped apples

Extra: Powder sugar and Cinnamon for dusting on top of cool cake.  Do this generously.

In a stand mixer, mix eggs and sugar, slowly add oil and continue to beat well.  Add vanilla and orange juice.  Mix to combine all wet ingredients.

In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk lightly to combine well.    Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients.  Mix well.  Add apples and walnuts mix to combine well.

Butter a 9x13 cake pan.  Pour batter into pan, spread evenly.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes.  Test with toothpick.  After cake is cooled completely, do a generous dusting of powder sugar then cinnamon.

I slice into diamond shapes.  Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dusting of cinnamon on ice cream and a drizzle of orange blossom honey.  It's awesome.

Note:  In these pics, I went kind of chunky on the nuts.  I like a finer ground and recommend you do so. 

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