st.basil's new years cake

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Nancy J. Patrykus
from Spokane, WA

"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

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves Family and friends
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min

Ingredients For st.basil's new years cake

  • 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

How To Make st.basil's new years cake

  • 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.

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