Fanouropita is a saturated, spicy cake with a hint of citrus aftertaste, which does not require much effort. It is usually sprinkled with powdered sugar on top. The cake was created in honor of Saint Fanouorios. It is brought to the church on the 27th of August, together with a plaque symbolizing what has been lost.


• Butter (to grease the mould)

• 175 g wheat flour

• 175 grams of walnuts, finely chopped

• 1 teaspoonful of cinnamon

• ½ teaspoon of cloves (ground)

• ½ teaspoon of cardamom

• 120 ml of olive oil or vegetable oil

• 120 ml of freshly squeezed orange juice (1 large orange)

• 5 spoons of brandy

• 4 eggs

• 300 g of sugar

• Powdered sugar (for decoration)


Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Grease the mould with butter and sprinkle with flour. In a large bowl mix: chopped nuts, flour, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In the blender, mix the previously squeezed orange juice, brandy and olive oil until the consistency is uniform. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with sugar until a fluffy, almost white mass is obtained. Pour the contents of the blender into dry ingredients and mix well with a wooden spatula. Gradually add the beaten eggs with sugar, constantly stirring with the mixer. Pour the ready mixture into the previously prepared form, bake for 45 minutes. After taking it out of the oven, wait until the dough cools down, put it out of the tin when it is completely cooled – decorate it with powdered sugar.

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