This walnut sheet cake is a very fluffy and moist, popular Greek dessert. It’s usually served with a vanilla custard cream on top.
This Greek walnut sheet cake is one of my favorite desserts. Karidopita comes from the words “karydi” which means walnut and “pita” which means cake. It is so light, airy and fluffy that you can actually eat 3-4 large pieces without even realizing it. True story, it has happened to me! The base, which is just like a sponge cake but with the addition of ground or chopped walnuts, is soaked with a rich, scented simple syrup and then covered by a smooth and velvety vanilla custard cream. The end result is so tender and creamy, that this dessert is usually eaten with dessert spoons, just like a pudding….