Walnut halfmoon cake

Walnut halfmoon cake

As I said on several occasions I have never been a sweet tooth kind of guy, but I still remember growing up that my grandmother would make this amazing half moon cakes, that I could all day and never be satisfied. I recently found that they are found in Hungary as well, and are called Kossuth kifli, and might actually originate from Slovakia. Small world, isn’t it? 

Now I am trying to make my own version without butter, milk or eggs. I inspired my recipe from a romanian bloggers fasting recipe. Main difference is that I use sweet potatoes, agave syrup and no regular sugar in my recipe. 

Walnut half moon cake
Serves 8
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
55 min
  1. 300g sweet potatoes (or carrots)
  2. 300g white flour
  3. 100g walnuts
  4. 2 tbsp of agave syrup
  5. 220ml rice milk or other types of plant milk
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 2 tsp vanilla powder (sugar)
  8. 1 tbsp oil
  1. Peel and wash sweet potatoes
  2. Grate them using a microplane (the small holes)
  3. Do the same with walnuts (or cut them with a knife in very small pieces, I personally used my Vitamix for a few seconds to smash them)
  4. Mix the flour, rice milk and all of the ingrediens, excepting nuts in a large bowl until you get a nice consistency
  5. In a baking pan, I am using a 23 x 13 x 6 cm one, add a bit of oil evenly and cover it in a baking paper
  6. Add the mix to the baking pan
  7. Spread the crushed walnuts evenly along the top of its surface
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes on 180 degrees C, on the top plate in the oven
  9. Remove it from the oven, and wait until it cools down (I usually wait 30minutes)
  10. Add some more vanilla powder on top according to your taste
  11. When cooled, used a regular rounded glass to cut the shape into small half moon.
  1. It's important that you wait until the cake has cooled down (eventually put in the fridge for a couple of minutes) before starting to slice in half moons
Adapted from Laura Adamache
Adapted from Laura Adamache
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