Sunday, December 20, 2009

Yummy!!!!....Baklava Cake

I made this cake for my husband's family gathering on Saturday.
This is a rich ,nutty, cake that is soaked in a honey-citrus syrup.
For the best flavor, soak overnight and serve chilled.

I've made a couple substitutions..
double the recipe for a layer cake!

Baklava Cake
Cake: Cooking spray
3/4 C. granulated sugar
1/4 C. packed brown sugar
2 T. Vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1/2 matzo cake mix meal.(Not found at Piggly Wiggly ..LOL.., so substituted 1/2 cup all purpose flour,1/4 t. baking powder)
1/2 C. finely chopped walnuts
1/4 C. finely chopped hazel nuts(Also, not found at our Piggly Wiggly..LOL..so pecans worked just fine!);-)
4 T. fresh orange juice.
1/4 t. salt

Syrup:
2/3 C. granulated sugar
14 C. honey
1/3 C. fresh orange juice
3 T. of water
1 T of fresh lemon juice
1/4 t. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

To prepare cake..coat a 9in round cake pan with cooking spray. Place 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed for 2 minutes..Siir in Matzo (flour baking pwdr. mixture) and next 5 ingredients, beating until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake a 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched..cool completely..

To prepare syrup, combine 2/3 cup of granulated sugar and remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Cool completely..Pierce top of cake several times with a fork; pour syrup over cake...cover and chill ;-)

4 comments:

Bone*Head*Studios said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE nutty cakes!!!!
Thanks Kristine!!!!
blessings,Flora

Kristine said...

Hi Flora!!
So glad you like, and let me
know if you bake it up!!;-)
Have a very Merry Christmas!!
xo
Kristinexo

Dorothy said...

Kristine, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I'm glad you like "Sweet Nostalgia" and I'm hoping you will enjoy stitching the blocks. I'd love to see photos when you do!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Heth said...

This looks yummy Kristine, thanks for recipe... must try it! one question, is a T same measure as a UK tabelspoon?
hugs Heather