greek new year's cake

★★★★★ 8
a recipe by
nicole b
matawan, NJ

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.

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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 @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 8
serves 8-12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For greek new year's cake

  • 3 c
  • 4
    eggs separated
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 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

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cream butter and egg yolks.
    Cream soft butter, sugar and egg yokes.
  • Adding flour, baking powder, baking soda, orange juice, and anise.
    Add flour, baking powder, baking soda alternating with orange juice. Add anise.
  • Folding egg whites into the batter.
    Beat egg white and fold into batter.
  • Adding batter to a baking pan.
    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.
  • Sprinkling sesame seeds onto the cake.
    When cake raises a little brush with egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on top, continue to bake.