The Best Vasilopita Recipe (Greek New Year’s Cake)

Vasilopita is a traditional Greek New Year’s Cake that symbolizes good luck and prosperity. This delicious dessert, characterized by its rich, citrus-infused flavor and moist texture, is made special with a hidden coin for good fortune. This vasilopita recipe is easy to make and serves as a delicious centerpiece for family gatherings on New Year’s Day, embodying the warmth and joy of the holiday season.


eggs sugar oil milk orange juice brandy vanilla orange and lemon zest flour baking powder salt powdered sugar

Beat Eggs and Sugar

In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until pale and creamy.


Add Rest of Ingredients

Add oil, milk, orange juice, brandy, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and orange zest. Add the dry ingredients into the wet, beating until well mixed.


Pour into Pan

Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan.



Bake for about 50-60 minutes. Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack.


Add Coin

Insert the wrapped coin. Dust with powdered sugar and decorate.