Pistachio and lime syrup cake with pomegranate seeds

Today, I have a very nice cake from Belinda Jeffery’s cookbook, Desserts.  As I have mentioned (a few times) before, I do like Belinda Jeffery’s books.  I actually make recipes from them which is more than I can say for a lot of my books.  I also like syrup cakes because I have a tendency to over cook my cakes.  As a result, they tend to be on the dry side.  The syrup hides this fact.  If you have a similar tendency, syrup cakes could be for you, too.

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Karithopita (Walnut Syrup Cake)

You may have noticed the dearth of cakes on this site.  The truth is, I am not much of a cake cook.  And, I figure, honing my skills is not worth the calories. 

But this is a cake anyone can make.  It is made in the food processor so it takes minutes to put together.  You pour syrup all over the cooked cake so it doesn’t even matter if you  overcook the cake (my specialty).  To serve, you sprinkle icing sugar over the cake so if it cracks, no-one will notice.  How good is that? Continue reading