Vasilopita 2013

Vasilopita 2013, the New Year's Eve cake for good luck

Vasilopita 2013, the New Year’s Eve cake for good luck

In the nick of time, Vasilopita 2013 is ready! I thought I’d try a new recipe this year but, hey, why mess up with a good thing? Here’s to mydinnertoday’s most popular recipe, with 7000 views since since December 2010, almost 2000 of them in the past week. This cake is delicious and sure to make you smile. Make it with love and share it with your loved ones.

Happy new year busy moms, dads, and wonderful kids!

Happy new year precious friends!

Happy new year everyone!



  • 250 grams butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • 6 eggs
  • juice and zest from 2 oranges
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar

How to make: Beat butter with sugar well with the whisk part of your mixer until the mix becomes white and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and continue beating. Add orange zest and vanilla. Beat for a few more minutes. Switch whisk to a bread part (I use the flat white part) and add flour one cup at a time. After you  have added the first two cups, add the orange juice and then add the last 2 cups of flour. Blend at  lowest speed until all the flour is folded in. Do not overbeat. Pour in a buttered pan and cook in pre-heated oven at 200 C or 400 F for about 50 minutes. Check with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, turn off the oven, take it out and let it cool. Use a sieve to sprinkle powdered sugar on top.


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