Greek Walnut Cake

Course : Greek
Serves: 36
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1 recipe cinnamon sugar syrup -- see recipe
1 cup unsalted butter -- softened
1 tablespoons plus butter for baking dish
1 cup sugar
6 large eggs
1 cup flour -- sifted
1 cup farina
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Preparation / Directions:

Prepare syrup and set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the 1 cup butter and sugar with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating continuously. Beat in flour, farina, baking powder, cinnamon, and orange zest. Mix in walnuts. Butter a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and pour batter into it. Bake until a knife blade inserted in center comes out clean (about 30 minutes). Remove cake from oven and immediately pour cooled syrup evenly over top. Cool to room temperature.

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