Greek Shredded Wheat Cake (Kataife)

Bowl of shredded wheat cereal

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1200 Calories
48g Fat
195g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 1200
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 29g 146%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 195g 71%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 102g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 459mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You'll love this recipe for kataife, a delicious, yet simple Greek pastry made with shredded wheat cereal and topped with a sweet lemon syrup.


For the Kataife:

  • 1 1/2 pounds unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing the pan

  • 3 pounds shredded wheat cereal

  • 6 cups walnuts, chopped finely

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the Syrup:

  • 6 cups sugar

  • 3 1/2 cups water

  • 1 lemon, juiced

Steps to Make It

To Make the Kataife

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.

  2. Spread out half of the shredded wheat on a greased 2x13" pan.

  3. Pour half of the melted butter over it.

  4. Mix the nuts and cinnamon together and sprinkle over shredded wheat.

  5. Add the remainder of the ingredients.

  6. Pour remainder of butter over top.

  7. Bake for 45 minutes

To Make the Syrup

  1. Combine sugar, water, and lemon juice in saucepan.

  2. Cook for 20 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved.

  3. Allow to cool before pouring over kataife.

  4. Cool before serving.