Karidopita- Greek Walnut Cake

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2 ts Baking Powder
1/2 ts Cloves
1 c Flour
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1 lb Walnuts; chopped
1/2 ts Salt
6 Eggs separated
2 c Sugar, divided

Original recipe makes 1 Cake



Sift dry ingrdients except sugar. beat whites stiff and gradually beat in 1 cup sugar, beating stiff and glossy. beat yolks thick and carefully fold into the whites. Fold in dry ingrdients and nuts. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake 350 for 35 minutes or tested done. while baking, make a syrup from remaining cup sugar, and 1 cup water boiling for 10minutes. Pour cooled syrup over hot cake. Cut into diamond shapes when cool.Note: this cake has no butter or shortening in it. Other recipes may use butter and oil.

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