ST.BASIL'S NEW YEARS CAKE

Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

"VSILOPITA"-A GREEK St.BASIL'S NEW YEAR EVE CAKE.
I have a wonderful friend with a Greek heritage (and a Red Hatter)so I am putting this recipe on JAP, for Connie.
Will you win the GOOD LUCK coin ?
Can't hurt to try,and also to taste a great traditional ethnic cake. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
For more information on "ST.BASIL the GREAT" go to WWW.//Theologic.com/oflweb/feasts


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Serves:

Family and friends

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
butter- for greasing pan
1 c
butter
2 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
sugar- for sprinkling
3 c
flour
6
eggs
2 tsp
baking powder
1 c
milk
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1/4 c
slivered almonds
1
cleaned and aluminum wrapped coin..a quarter works good

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 10 inch round cake pan,with the butter.
2
In a medium bowl,cream the butter and sugar together until light in color.
Stir in the flour and mix until the batter resembles coarse bread crumbs.
Add the eggs one at a time, blending each one in well.
3
In a small bowl combine the baking powder,and milk, add to the batter and mix well.
Finally combine the lemon juice and baking soda in a small bowl, add to the cake batter and mix well.
Pour into the greased pan, insert the foil wrapped coin, and bake for 20 minutes.
4
Remove the cake from the oven, sprinkle with nuts and 2 Tabl. sugar over the cake, then return to the oven and bake for another20-30 minutes until the cake springs to the touch.
Allow to cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then invert the pan onto a cake plate.
5
Ideally the cake should be served warm, each person gets a slice of the cake, starting with the most senior member!
Members of the Greek Orthodox Church believe that whoever gets the coin is blessed.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes