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.
In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until pale and creamy.
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 the cake batter into the prepared cake pan.
Bake for about 50-60 minutes. Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack.
Insert the wrapped coin. Dust with powdered sugar and decorate.