Vaselopita

Vaselopita

4 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Paul Menikos
Recipe by  Paul Menikos

“Traditional Greek New Year's Day bread. Served as a coffe cake for breakfast. Each person in the family gets a slice starting with the youngest and progressing to the oldest. The person who recieves the slice with the quarter in it will have good luck for the whole year!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 - 10 inch round cake

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a round 10 inch cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and 2 cups sugar until light; add flour and stir until mixture is mealy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.
  3. Stir baking powder into milk then stir into flour mixture. Mix soda and lemon juice; stir into batter. Pour batter into greased pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with nuts and 1 tablespoon white sugar, then return to oven for 20 to 30 minutes longer, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and gently cut a small hole in the cake. Place a quarter in the hole, then sprinkle confectioners' sugar over cake, making sure to cover the hole. Cool cake on a rack for about 10 minutes, then place a dish over the top of the pan and turn over. Serve warm.

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Reviews (4)

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CHARLOTTEEVE
19

CHARLOTTEEVE

Delicious...I cooked in a 10" bundt pan and that worked well! This is a nice alternative to cake.

VIVNIDHI
15

VIVNIDHI

This was excellent, made it for brunch and it was praised a lot. Now, I tinkered a lot with the recipe as I did not have time to choose something else for the meal and was out of ingredients,YET this tasted GREAT.In case someone's in a circumstance like mine: THIS WORKS. Out of all purpose flour, I substituted 50% whole wheat flour. Also, halved this recipe as I wanted to make less. Added only one Tbs lemon juice and mixed everything with hand. Baked it in a 9"x 5" bread loaf pan.Inspite of all this, this looked great and tasted like a wonderful coffee cake. Thanks a lot for this lovely recipe Paul.

Annie
4

Annie

This bread tasted just like sponge cake.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 549 cal
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs
  • 74.3 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 178 mg
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 345 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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