Fanouropita & Vegan Olive Oil Cakes - AMBROSIA TRAVEL

Mar 19, 2019


Grapevine Restaurant welcomes you to the world of delectable Greek cuisine. In this article, we will take you on a gastronomic journey, introducing you to the exquisite flavors of Fanouropita and Vegan Olive Oil Cakes. Discover the secrets behind these mouthwatering treats, their historical significance, and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure!

The Origins of Fanouropita

Fanouropita, also known as the cake of St. Fanourios, holds a special place in Greek tradition and culture. According to legend, this cake is offered to the saint in exchange for help in finding lost things. The recipe has been passed down through generations, preserving its unique and sacred significance.

This aromatic cake is made with love and devotion, combining a delicate blend of ingredients such as olive oil, orange zest, ground cloves, and cinnamon. The result is a moist and decadent cake that will transport your taste buds to the heart of Greece.

Vegan Olive Oil Cakes - A Healthy Delight

For those who embrace a vegan lifestyle or simply want to explore new flavors, Grapevine Restaurant presents our exquisite Vegan Olive Oil Cakes. These cakes offer a delightful combination of health and taste, showcasing the versatility of Greek cuisine.

By replacing traditional baking elements, such as eggs and butter, with plant-based alternatives, our chefs have created a vegan masterpiece. Enjoy the rich, smooth texture and subtle olive oil undertones that make these cakes a guilt-free indulgence.


Fanouropita Recipe

Celebrate traditions with our authentic Fanouropita recipe. Follow these steps to recreate this delicious Greek delicacy in the comfort of your own kitchen:

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup of olive oil
    • 1 cup of orange juice
    • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup of sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • Instructions:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    2. In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, orange juice, and sugar. Mix well.
    3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, and salt.
    4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, stirring until well combined.
    5. Add the vanilla extract and mix once more.
    6. Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
    7. Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    8. Allow the cake to cool before cutting into slices.

Vegan Olive Oil Cakes Recipe

If you prefer vegan delights, our Vegan Olive Oil Cake recipe is a must-try. Stay true to your dietary choices without compromising on taste:

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup of almond flour
    • 1/2 cup of sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
    • 1/3 cup of olive oil
    • 1 cup of almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
    • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Instructions:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    2. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, almond milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
    4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until well incorporated.
    5. Pour the batter into a greased cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
    6. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    7. Allow the cakes to cool before enjoying.


Indulge in the divine flavors of Grapevine Restaurant's Fanouropita and Vegan Olive Oil Cakes. Immerse yourself in the rich Greek culinary heritage, as you savor each decadent bite. Whether you choose the traditional Fanouropita or the nutritious option of our Vegan Olive Oil Cakes, your taste buds are in for an unforgettable treat. Enjoy these delightful delicacies and share the joy of Greek cuisine with your loved ones!

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