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Greek walnut cake

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 12 to 16
Greek walnut cake
(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, allspice, cinnamon and ground walnuts.

3

Mix the eggs into the dry ingredients, 1 at a time, then whisk in the milk, vinegar and olive oil. Beat just until thoroughly combined.

4

Transfer the batter to a greased 13-by-9-inch pan.

5

Bake the cake on the center rack of the oven until puffed and golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean, 30 to 45 minutes.

6

Place the pan on a rack to cool slightly before slicing on the diagonal into diamond shapes.

Adapted from Theo Stephan. This cake is shown served with honeyed creme fraiche (whisk together 1/2 cup creme fraiche with 1 tablespoon orange blossom honey to sweeten).

Rene Lynch is a writer and editor with the Saturday section in features. She works across a variety of coverage areas, including wellness, design and food, and edits the weekly L.A. Affairs column.
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