Moist aromatic Fanouropita recipe (St. Fanourios cake) scented with the aromas of cinnamon and clove, with sweet raisins and chopped walnuts!
- 1 cup seed oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinammon
- 1/2 tsp grond clove
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 80g/ 3 oz. raisins
- 80g/ 3 oz. chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 160-170 C (347 F) Fan.
- To prepare this Greek fanouropita cake recipe, add in a large bowl the sugar and vegetable oil. Using a hand whisk beat until the sugar dissolves.
- In a separate bowl, combine the orange juice with the baking soda and mix with a fork until the baking soda froths and dissolves completely.
- Add the orange juice and baking soda mixture to the bowl with the sugar and oil. Whisk thoroughly using a hand whisk or an electric mixer.
- In another bowl add the flour, ground cinnamon, ground clove, raisins and chopped walnuts. Mix using a wooden spoon.
- Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture, a little bit at a time, whilst whisking. Mix until the ingredients are completely combined and the mixture is smooth like a thick batter.
- Transfer the mixture for the fanouropita to a round oiled baking pan 28cm in diameter and bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on the oven. To check if the fanouropita is ready stick a toothpich in the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean then it is ready. If not bake a little longer and check again.
- Leave the fanouropita to cool down completely before removing the pan. Serve the fanouropita with icing sugar.
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