Vasilopita New Years Day Cake
Celebrat the new year with a greek traditional new years day cake.
You Will Need
Lightly grease a deep 28cm cake tin and line the base with baking parchment.
Melt the butter and add caster sugar. Whisk until light and fluffy.
Slowly add in one egg at a time and whisk.
Fold in the flour, the baking powder and the milk a little at a time ‘slowly slowly’. (My dads phrase)
Add in the lemon rind and lemon juice.
Add in all the chopped nuts and mix thoroughly.
Transfer mixture to baking tin (a rubber spatula is very handy)
Place the coin at the top, it usually will sink to the bottom (I have tried covering the coin in flour but alas it still sinks.)
Bake at 180° C for 30 mins then take out and sprinkle on nuts and sugar to cover the top of cake
Cover with tin foil and cook for another 30 mins.
Remove tin foil and let the cake bake for a further 5/10 mins until golden brown.
Check cake is baked through thoroughly with a cake tester