Walnut Cake


Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

  • About

Tispishti is a classic Turkish walnut cake bathed in syrup. It has a moist texture and, surprisingly, is not too sweet. Gilda Angel’s Sephardic Holiday Cooking uses honey syrup, but most recipes for this cake use lemon-scented sugar syrup, which is lighter. Some cooks pour cooled syrup over the hot cake. Others pour warm syrup over a cooled cake. The cake is also called tishpishti, tishpitti, tichpichti, and tezpisti. Although one recipe uses 1½ cups walnuts and