Sticky Greek walnut cake with cinnamon syrup

The Gamekeeper, Old Buckenham, is a family-run pub located on East Anglia’s largest village green. Here’s a recipe especially for sweet-toothed Village People readers from the head chef.

You will need:

For the cake

  • 75g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 250g walnut pieces
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 320g caster sugar (200g/120g split)
  • 4 egg whites

For the syrup

  • 250g sugar
  • 300ml water
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

What to do:

  1. Whisk egg yolks, vanilla and 120g of sugar until pale and stiff
  2. In another bowl, whisk egg whites until peaking and stir in remaining 200g of sugar
  3. Fold the two egg mixes together
  4. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and nuts, and when done fold everything together so far
  5. Line a 20cm spring form cheesecake tin with baking parchment, pour in mix and bake at 180C for 40 to 45 minutes
  6. For the syrup, place all ingredients in a pan and simmer for 10 minutes
  7. When cake has cooled, poke a lot of holes in top and pour over half of the syrup and serve with the remaining syrup

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