Background image for the top navigation. The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital link. Clinicians page link. Works on Wellness and Employee Benefits page link Family Services page link. Link to Senior Services page.
Email to a friend    Printer Friendly Page
Text Size: decrease font increase font

Maine Medical Center - St. Fanourios Cake (Fanouropita)
Heart Healthy Recipes

St. Fanourios Cake (Fanouropita)



  • 1 cup light olive oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbs. baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup white sweet wine
  • 1 tbs. grated lemon peel
  • 1 tbs. grated orange peel
  • 1 cup raisins tossed in flour, optional sesame seeds

Oil and flour a baking pan of your choice. The usual is a sheet cake pan but we used a bundt pan instead. Sprinkle the sesame seeds onto the oil instead of using flour - it makes a beautiful cake when it's turned out of the pan.

Add all the ingredients into a large mixer bowl and beat well. Pour into your pan and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about an hour for a bundt form. Use a toothpick to check if it's done with other cake forms as it may take less baking time.

That's it. You have a wonderful cake that is light and delicious

Yield: 36 slices.

Nutritional Information (per slice)

Calories 134
Fat 6.3 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Protein 1.1 g
Sodium 40 mg

Interested in a career at Maine Medical Center?
Want to practice in Maine? Learn More.
Health Information

Maine Medical Center | 22 Bramhall Street | Portland, Maine 04102-3175 | (207) 662-0111