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DESSERT

NUT CAKE, Greek

Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ cup sweet butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 4 cups chopped nuts
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 6 eggs
  • Syrup
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
Preparation Instructions

Mix flour, nuts, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Cream butter and sugar for about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well. Mix with the other ingredients to form a smooth paste and spread in a shallow greased baking pan to a thickness of 1 ½ inches. Bake in a moderate oven (350°) for approximately 30 minutes.

Meanwhile make a syrup and pour it while hot over the nut cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Cool and cut.

Contributed by Mrs. Melto Kuntelos, 1950

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