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Keto Karidopita - Walnut cake

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Syrup preparation5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Keto Dessert
Cuisine: Keto Mediterranean
Keyword: Dessert, Karidopita, Keto, Keto dessert, Mediterranean dessert, Walnuts
Servings: 12
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Apollonas Kapsalis

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs free-range
  • 100 g butter Grass-fed, softened
  • 100 g flaxseed Organic, ground
  • 100 g walnuts Crushed
  • 2 tbsp stevia Or according to your sweetener power
  • 1 tsp baking soda Aluminium-free
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove

Syrup

  • 400 ml filtered water
  • 4 tbsp stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract Alcohol-free
  • 1/2 lemon Organic, sliced
  • 1 tbsp ground beef gelatine Grass-fed

Icing - Optional

  • 200 g Mascarpone Additive-free*
  • 100 ml lemon juice
  • 12 pieces walnuts
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest Organic
  • 100 ml sparkling mineral water

Instructions

  • First, prepare the syrup. Slice half of an organic lemon and place it into a deep pot. Add stevia, vanilla extract, gelatine and water. mix well so that the gelatine dissolves. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Set it aside to cool down. Remove the lemon slices.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with softened butter. Add stevia, lemon juice and baking soda.
  • Combine crushed walnuts, cinnamon, ground clove and flaxseed in another bowl and start adding this mixture to the cake batter spoon by spoon. Keep beating at a slower speed.
  • Grease a 25 cm cake mould with some butter and pour in the cake batter. Bake at 180ºC for 20 minutes.
  • When the cake is baked, stub it with a sharp knife several times so that it can "drink" the syrup. 
  • Slowly start pouring the syrup all over the cake and let it cool down before storing it in the refrigerator. At this point, you can just decorate it with crushed walnuts for the traditional version.

Modern version - Lemon icing

  • In a mixing bowl beat mascarpone, lemon juice, stevia and lemon zest. Start adding sparkling water little by little. 
  • Spread the icing on top of the cake and decorate with some walnut halves.
  • Serve well chilled! 

Notes

Optional icing* - The original Karidopita does not have any icing, however, I offered a modern version which will make this cake even more refreshing and nutritious. 
Additive-free* - Many mascarpone producers add Carageenan or other stabilisers to this awesome cream cheese and this way they destroy it. Always read the labels because the original Mascarpone has to contain 50% heavy cream and 50% butter.