Calliope's Real Greek Food

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Greek & vegan chocolate cake

{nistisimo cake}

#Vegetarian #Vegan

This is a delicious teacake that I usually make during the Great Lent period. It is an ideal snack for kids, healthy and nutritious. Bake it in a loaf pan or in a cupcake tray. It tastes better the day after!

Tips: Make sure you don’t open the oven door before the first 45 minutes, or the cake will be flat. Allow the cake to completely cool before you remove it from tray.

Preparation Method

1.     In a large bowl, mix all liquids

2.     In another bowl, mix all dry ingredients

3.     Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients bowl and use a spoon to mix (do not over mix)

4.     Finally, add the chocolate, raisins and walnuts

5.     Pour the mixture into an olive oil coated baking tray and bake for about 1 hour at 340F


-       ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

-       ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

-       ¼ cup water

-       2 tbsp. brandy

-       2 cups all purpose flour

-       1 cup brown sugar

-       1 tsp. cinnamon

-       ¼ tsp. nutmeg

-       ¼ tsp. ground cloves

-       1 tbsp. baking soda

-       zest of 1 orange

-       1 cup vegan chocolate drops

-       1 cup finely chopped walnuts

-       ½ cup raisins

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Baking Time: 60 minutes

Serves: 5-6