Greek New Year's Cake

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nicole b

By
@luluchuckody

My mom makes this cake every New Year. You slice the cake from oldest to youngest and that is the piece they eat. If you find the hidden coin, you will have good luck for the year.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a fun New Year's Day cake! It's moist, light and flavorful. Perfect treat to start the new year. A slice would go nicely with a cup of coffee or tea. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    flour
  • 4
    eggs separated
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 8 oz
    butter (1/2 pound)
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2/3 c
    orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    anise extract (I use tablespoon)
  • ·
    sesame seeds (to sprinkle on top of cake, add as much or as little as you like)
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make Greek New Year's Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream soft butter, sugar and egg yokes.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda alternating with orange juice. Add anise.
  4. Beat egg white and fold into batter.
  5. Transfer to a greased pan (I use a 10 inch cheesecake spring pan), place a dime wrapped in tin foil into the batter and place in oven. Bake for 45 min to 1 hour.
  6. When cake raises a little brush with egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on top, continue to bake.

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About Greek New Year's Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Greek
Collection: Tastes of the World
Hashtags: #greek #sesame-seed




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