Melopita (Honey Cake)

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

This creamy cheese cake tastes of honey and cinnamon.

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Adapted from Tessa Kiros.

Melopita (Honey Cake)

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 8
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:50 minutes
This recipe appears in: Weekend Baking Project: Melopita (Honey Cake) Serious Entertaining: A Greek Menu For Fall


  • 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons honey, preferably wild flower
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 18 ounces soft mizithra cheese (ricotta can be subtituted)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 10 inch ceramic pie dish.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, beat together 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar and eggs until creamy, about 3 minutes.

  3. 3

    Beat in flour. Add honey and beat until well combined. Add lemon juice and brandy and mix to combine.

  4. 4

    Add cheese to bowl and beat until mixture has blended, about 2 minutes.

  5. 5

    Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake until golden and just firm in the middle, 30 minutes.

  6. 6

    Sprinkle warm cake with extra 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon.


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