Spatula Kalambakas is a sponge cake with nuts, which is then moistened with a light syrup and topped with pastry cream, walnuts and cinnamon.
This walnut cake is one of the most delicious, Greek cakes which is based on the traditional recipe for Karydopita.
Chocolate and Beetroot Karydopita is a twist of mine to a traditional Greek Cake made with walnuts and then moistened with a syrup. The addition of chocolate and beetroots is my addition.
Karydopita (pr. ka-ree-dho-pee-tah) is a Greek walnut cake made with lots of walnuts and bathed in a sweet syrup. The word “karydi” (καρύδι) means walnut and “pita” (πίτα) means pie.