1 cup of oil

6 eggs

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of milk

2 cups of all purpose flour

4 teaspoons of baking powder

1 teaspoon of baking soda

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoons of ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of chopped walnuts

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until they form a smooth, light brown mixture. The mixture will be thin, but don’t add any more flour to make it thicker. It is supposed to have a thin consistency.

Spread it in a 9×13 in. pan.

Bake at 350 F for 45 min



1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of honey

1.5 cups of orange juice (low pulp or pulp free)

1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

1 stick of cinnamon (if you don’t have a cinnamon stick, add 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon)

While the cake is in the oven, prepare the syrup. Place all the ingredients in a pot and cook it on medium heat until it boils. Stir occasionally.

Leave it to cool down.




1 cup of chopped walnuts

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Pinch of cloves

1 teaspoon of powdered sugar

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, while the cake is baking. Make sure that the walnuts are evenly coated with the powdered sugar.

After the cake bakes, leave it to cool for a little bit.

Poke holes in it. I used the end of a wooden spoon to make the holes


Pour the syrup over the cake. Spread it evenly, so that it pours down the holes.


Finally, sprinkle the garnish over the top of the cake evenly to cover the holes.



Karydopida is a Greek pastry that I fell in love with a couple of years ago when I tried it at a Greek food festival. I decided that I have to find a recipe and make it myself. It is a delicious and unique cake. Its flavor is unlike any other. The cinnamon, cloves, honey, and orange juice provide a holiday flavor to it. While it has multiple parts to it, it is not difficult to make. I highly recommend trying it this holiday season.

My family and I really enjoy this pastry. I hope you do too. Once you make it, put your thoughts on it in the comments.

Enjoy 🙂


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Mayasbeehive says:

    the recipe is simple but yet delicious!:) thanks for sharing:)


    1. Let me know how you like it 🙂 I think it is amazing!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Mayasbeehive says:

        ok(: I also think so:)


  2. Looks good, will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.


    1. Let me know how you like it!


  3. Vietnam Travel & Culture says:

    Reblogged this on Vietnam Travel & Culture – American Edition.


  4. what kind of oil? I’m not keen on Canola, but rather use Walnut oil. What would you recommend?


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