When I first saw the Saint Fanourios cake, I thought it was very suitable for those who are allergic to milk and eggs and I should make and share it on my blog. After baking and tasting it I saw that being milk and egg free is it’s last feature. It’s so delicious that it can become your favorite cake recipe ever. The fllavor and small of orange, cloves and cinnamon together is amazing.
Saint Fanourios cake belongs to Greek cuisine. As you can understand from the name it is a cake devoted to a saint named Fanourios. Saint Fanourios (the fanerono say in Greek) is the saint of lost people and belongings and and the cake is baked to find someone or something and at the birthday of Saint Fanourios on August.
As the cake does not contain eggs, it is easily scattered, especially when it is well cooked. The edge parts get also a little hard when again well cooked. That’s why I remove the cake from the oven a little bit early and by this the cake becomes a little wet which is great. Seeing some wet cake pieces on toothpick means that it’s time to take it from the oven.
Enjoy the recipe…
- 1 cup of fresh orange juice,
- 3/4 cup sugar,
- 1 cup olive oil,
- 2.5 cup flour,
- 1 pack baking powder,
- 1 cup chopped walnuts,
- 1/2 cup raisins,
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon,
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed cloves,
- Powdered sugar for topping.
- Put the grapes in warm water and set aside,
- In a deep bowl combine orange juice, olive oil and sugar and beat well,
- Add 2 cups of flour and mix,
- Add the remaining half cup of flour abd baking powder together and mix well,
- Add walnuts, cinnamon and clove and stir,
- Pour half of the mixture into a 20 cm springform pan,
- Drain the raisins, cover with flour and add into the remaining batter, stir, Pour into the cake pan,
- Bake in a 175 C degrees pre-heated oven.