The Kontos family, owners of Kontos Foods, a New Jersey-based provider of traditional Mediterranean foods, would like to share this favorite, dairy-free, recipe. This moist walnut cake is flavored with cinnamon, cloves and orange juice; topped with powdered sugar. It makes a delicious treat during Lent, or anytime!
4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups water
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. cinnamon
Juice from one orange – strained
Powdered sugar, for topping
Preheat oven to 375⁰ Fahrenheit. Blend flour, baking powder, ground cloves & cinnamon in a bowl. Add vegetable oil to flour mix and blend. Add sugar, water, baking soda, and juice to mix. Blend walnuts into batter. Grease 9” x 12” baking pan and pour in batter. Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool, sprinkle powdered sugar on top and cut into squares.
“This easy-to-make recipe has been in our family for generations. With fresh squeezed orange juice, fragrant spices and a sprinkling of powdered sugar, it’s festive for the holidays and also great for special meals or coffee get-togethers,” said Steve Kontos, Vice President of Kontos Foods.
Kontos sells its products to retailers and foodservice establishments across North America and around the world. Find Kontos Foods on Twitter @KontosFoods, on Facebook and on Pinterest.
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