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Fanouropita Recipe (Greek cake for lost things)

Fanouropita is a Greek cake to honor Saint Fanourios, the patron saint of finding lost things. Make this traditional recipe for fanouropita, fast and simple.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Fanouropita
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 420kcal
Author wwwmygreeksalad


  • 1 1/4 cup / 300 g. carbonated orange juice like Fanta
  • 1 1/4 cup / 300 g. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup / 300 g. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. glound clove
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1.1 lb / 500 g. all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar optional


  • Preheat the oven at 180oC / 350oF.
  • In a large bowl, mix carbonated orange juice, extra virgin olive oil with the sugar, baking soda, clove, and cinnamon. Sift the flour in the mixture and whisk. Add the walnuts and the raisins to the mixture. Whisk until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture in a greased and floured 30 cm / 8’’ baking tin. Bake for 1 hour, until the crust is golden. Let the fanouropita cool down. Cut in rectangle slices and dust with icing sugar (optional).