Fanouropita Cake

 Fanouropita Cake

Fanouropita cake is a cake dedicated to Saint Fanourios and is traditionally made on the 27th of August but did you know that Greeks make this cake whenever they want to find lost things?

Saint Fanourios name basically means to manifest itself and when Greeks lose something they want to find they bake a cake to Saint Fanourios. We remember our Greek grandmother baking this cake for us whenever we lost an item we really wanted to find, of course the cake was devoured whether we found the lost item or not.

Fanouropita is great for breakfast and if you are not a big fun of raisins you can add walnuts instead.


  • ½ cup sunflower and ½ olive oil
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 740gr self raising flour
  • 5 tbsps cognac
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Zest from one orange
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ powdered gloves


  1. In a large bowl combine all liquids first and mix .
  2. Then add and combine all dry ingredients and mix everything together.
  3. Grease baking tray with olive oil and dust with flour, knocking out any excess.
  4. Place in a preheated  fan oven at 150C for 40-45 minutes, until knife comes out clean.
  5. Let it cool and top with powdered sugar.
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