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Vasilopita New Years Day Cake
Celebrat the new year with a greek traditional new years day cake.

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  • Step 1

    Lightly grease a deep 28cm cake tin and line the base with baking parchment.

  • Step 2

    Melt the butter and add caster sugar. Whisk until light and fluffy.

  • Step 3

    Slowly add in one egg at a time and whisk.

  • Step 4

    Fold in the flour, the baking powder and the milk a little at a time ‘slowly slowly’. (My dads phrase)

  • Step 5

    Add in the lemon rind and lemon juice.

  • Step 6

    Add in all the chopped nuts and mix thoroughly.

  • Step 7

    Transfer mixture to baking tin (a rubber spatula is very handy)

  • Step 8

    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.)

  • Step 9

    Bake at 180° C for 30 mins then take out and sprinkle on nuts and sugar to cover the top of cake

  • Step 10

    Cover with tin foil and cook for another 30 mins.

  • Step 11

    Remove tin foil and let the cake bake for a further 5/10 mins until golden brown.

  • Step 12

    Check cake is baked through thoroughly with a cake tester

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