Vasilopita/Greek's New Year's Cake/Vaselopita

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Vasilopita/Greek's New Year's Cake/Vaselopita


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :20 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 0 Min


Serves : 6
  • 1/2cup Butter (softened)

  • 1cup Sugar

  • 1+1/2cups Flour

  • 3 Eggs

  • 1/2cup Milk

  • 1tsp Baking powder

  • 3/4tbsp Lemon juice

  • 1/2tsp Baking soda

  • 1/3cup Walnuts (chopped)

  • 2tbsp Sugar


  • Line a round baking pan with a baking sheet and keep aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until the mixture turns fluffy and creamy. Add the flour and mix until it ressembles like a coarse crumbs.
  • Add in an egg one at a time until they gets well mixed. Add the baking powder to the milk and pour this mixture to the egg mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Now mix the lemon juice to the baking soda (it will be fizzy) add this to the cake batter.
  • Pour the cake batter to the prepared baking pan. Add a coin in the batter.
  • Meanwhile, mix the sugar and walnuts in a bowl, keep aside.
  • Bake the cake to the preheated oven for 10minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the oven, top it with the sugar and walnut mixture. Return to the oven and continue to bake for 20-22minutes.
  • Put off the oven and cool completely. Remove the cake from pan and transfer to a serving plate.