Greek Moist Cake (Traditional Recipe)

This Greek moist cake is so simple and easy to prepare. The amazing taste will take you straight in Greece in a small beautiful tavern near the beach. This cake is also known as Greek honey cake. Try it:

Servings 12


  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 4 medium eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice



  • Preheat oven to 350°F /180°C /Gas Mark 4. Grease and flour a 9-in. square pan. Set aside
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and lemon rind. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together ¾ cup sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, whisking just until incorporated. Add the walnuts.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Leave to cool for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the honey syrup:
  • In a saucepan, combine water, honey, and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add in lemon juice, bring to a boil and cook for additional 2 minutes.


  • Cut the cake into diamond shapes. Spread the syrup over the cake. Allow setting for at least 3 hours before serving. Slice and serve.


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