Raisin Cake – Sumptuous Stafidopsomo

Have no fear, whipping this up is a piece of raisin cake! You just mix the ingredients and pour in a baking tin. Believe it or not, you are almost there!

Just measure everything out in two separate batches. Give them a whiz with the hand mixer and voila!

I know orange juice is mentioned twice. It’s no mistake, go with it.

Ground clove might sound a bit intimidating to some, but trust me. You won’t regret adding it to this cake. And it’s a great spice to have in your cupboard.

This raisin caek is great for breakfast or with a cup of coffee,on its own or with some ice cream if you have to. Thankfully, this recipe makes a sizeable raisin cake. You can have seconds and thirds, we certainly do!

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Raisin Cake – Sumptuous Stafidopsomo

5 from 4 votes
Course: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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A very easy stafidopsomo that’s more cakelike than breadlike


  • Batch 1
  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1 espresso cup Metaxa or other cognac

  • 1 tsp grated orange zest

  • 1 1/2 cup corn oil

  • Batch 2
  • 6 cups of all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp cooking soda

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ground clove (optional)

  • Juice from 1 orange

  • 300 grams of raisins, preferably blonde, tossed in a teaspoon of flour

  • You will also need
  • 10 grams butter

  • 1-2 tbsp flour


  • Batch 1
  • Preheat the oven to 170C or 340F
  • Take you butter and rub it around your baking tin.
  • Sprinkle enough of your 2 tablespoons of extra flour over your baking tin to lightly dust it. These two steps are to ensure you are able to turn out your cake easily when it’s done.
  • In a large bowl mix all the ingredients of batch 1 using a hand mixer.
  • Add all the ingredients of batch two to the mix, apart from the raisins. Mix with the hand mixer on low speed until the flour is all mixed in.
  • Now is the time to add the raisins and mix with a serving spoon or with your hand mixer but very briefly and on the lowest power.
  • Transfer the mix to your buttered and floured baking tin.
  • Place the tin on the lowest rung of your oven.
  • Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until you stick a tooth pick in your stafidopsomo and it comes out clean.
  • Let your cake cool down for a few minutes and enjoy!

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