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Vasilopita Portokali: A Traditional Greek Orange New Year Cake

What a lovely time of the year! Are you planning to spend some time with your family and friends? Then, get ready to make the most delicious cake to welcome the New Year. Vasilopita portokali (Βασιλόπιτα πορτοκάλι) is a traditional Greek orange New Year cake. To make this vasilopita portokali you need the following ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, sugar, oranges, orange zest, baking powder, vanilla extract, and milk. This easy recipe will take around 20 minutes to prepare and 60 minutes to bake.

Vasilopita Portokali

Vasilopita Portokali – Ingredients

  • 500 g of flour
  • 250 g of butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 400 g of sugar
  • 250 g of oranges, peeled
  • 250 ml of milk
  • The zest of one orange
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • One clean coin wrapped in aluminum foil
  • Powdered sugar

Vasilopita Portokali – Instructions

  1. Start this easy vasilopita recipe by preheating the oven to 180˚C.
  2. Take a bowl. Sift the flour and mix it with the baking powder.
  3. Pour the butter into the bowl of the mixer and beat it with the sugar until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture gets fluffy.
  4. Get a baking pan (26 cm diameter), butter and sprinkle it with some flour at all of its surfaces.
  5. Pulp the oranges.
  6. Add one by one the eggs, the vanilla, and orange zest and continue mixing at medium speed.
  7. Add the milk and the pulped oranges.
  8. Slowly add the flour.
  9. Place the coin in the baking pan and pour the mixture.
  10. Bake for around one hour.
  11. Remove it from the oven and get it out the baking pan. Allow it to cool down.
  12. Once cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  13. Serve

I hope you and your beloved ones enjoy this vasilopita orange. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.

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