Greek Honey Walnut Cake

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A very moist walnut cake that everyone likes. I usually don't cut mine in triangles, but just serve pieces to my company.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a 13x9 metal baking pan.
  3. In a food processor, with knife blade attached, combine walnuts with 1/4 C sugar and process until walnuts are finely ground.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves in separate bowl.
  5. In a large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter with remaining 3/4 C sugar until creamy.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Beat in lemon peel.
  8. With a mixer at low speed, alternately add flour mixture and yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat just until better is smooth, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
  9. Fold in walnut mixture.
  10. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  11. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Meanwhile, prepare syrup: From lemons, grate 1 T lemon peel and squeeze 3 T juice.
  13. In a 1-qt saucepan, combine sugar, honey, lemon peel, and 3/4 C water; heat to boiling over high heat, stirring constantly.
  14. Reduce heat to medium and cook 2 minutes.
  15. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in lemon juice; cook slightly.
  16. When cake is done, transfer pan with cake to a wire rack.
  17. With a toothpick, poke holes all over top of cake.
  18. Spoon warm syrup over cake.
  19. Cool cake completely in pan before serving.
  20. When cool, cut cake lengthwise in half, each half crosswise into four pieces, and each piece diagonally in half to form two triangles.


Most Helpful

I was worried that the flavor of the syrup was too strong, but it was perfect. Great flavor and texture! Substituted plain Greek yogurt for low-fat. This was fantastic warm and cooled.

SonnyHavens October 24, 2014

This gets 5 stars from my dad. He just loved this cake and ate it all week while visiting us. I liked it too I'm just not big on sweet things. I thought the syrup was strong but I didn't make it for me so...Dad says 5 stars!

jrusk January 31, 2010

I served this cake for dessert at a Greek-themed dinner party and it was a huge hit with everyone. It was very moist and flavorful. I filled the space between the two triangles with fresh peach and necterine slices garnished with a dollop of greek yoghurt and a strawberry. I also used low fat greek yoghert in the cake recipe. I will make this again!

Pease_Susan August 20, 2007

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