ST.BASIL'S NEW YEARS CAKE
Nancy J. Patrykus
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!
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- 1 Tbsp
- butter- for greasing pan
- 1 c
- 2 c
- 2 Tbsp
- sugar- for sprinkling
- 3 c
- 2 tsp
- baking powder
- 1 c
- 1/2 tsp
- baking soda
- 1 Tbsp
- fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 c
- slivered almonds
- cleaned and aluminum wrapped coin..a quarter works good
1Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 10 inch round cake pan,with the butter.
2In 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.
3In 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.
4Remove 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.
5Ideally 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.