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Shredded Wheat Cake a.k.a. Kataife

User Rating 3 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Bowl of shredded wheat cereal
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Anyone can make Kataife, a Greek Pastry, using Shredded Wheat cereal.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • 3 lbs. shredded wheat cereal
  • 6 cups walnuts chopped fine
  • 2 reaspoons cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 lbs. sweet butter melted
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • juice of 1 lemon


Spread out half of the shredded wheat on a greased pan, 2 x 13, and pour half melted butter over it. Mix nuts and cinnamon together and sprinkle over shredded wheat. Add the remainder of the ingredients, and pour remainder of butter over top. Bake for 45 minutes in oven 300 degrees.

Make syrup by combining sugar, water and lemon juice in saucepan. Cook for 20 minutes making sure sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool before pouring over kataife. Cool before serving. Serves 10-12.

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 5 out of 5
Kataife Shredded Wheat, Member aggiebellemare

First time I make it and it was wonderful...the only problem I found was the way the size of the pan was written 2x13...I assumed the 2 was for the depth of the pan and the 13 the length....for 1st time cooks this could be confusion. I used a 9x13x2...correct way of entering pan sizes.

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