Cocoa Bliss: Embracing Tradition with Our Divine Vasilopita Recipe

Indulge in the rich flavors of Cocoa Vasilopita, the beloved Greek New Year's cake with a luscious cocoa twist. This aromatic delight is not only simple to prepare but also promises a divine chocolate experience.

To create this cocoa-infused Vasilopita, you'll need the following ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cider vinegar, premium Greek olive oil, milk, water, instant coffee, vanilla extract, and salt. If you're seeking a vegan adaptation, almond milk or another plant-based alternative can seamlessly replace regular milk. For an authentic touch, opt for the finest quality Greek olive oil.

Whipping up this Cocoa Vasilopita recipe, serving 12, requires just 20 minutes of preparation and 40 minutes in the oven. Elevate your New Year's celebration with a touch of cocoa elegance.

Vasilopita with Cocoa: A Greek New Year's Cake with Cocoa

Vasilopita with Cocoa - Ingredients

  • 480 g of flour
  • 400 g of sugar
  • 120 g of fine cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsps. of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 4 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 220 ml of olive oil
  • 460 ml of milk
  • 460 ml of water
  • 2 tbsps. of instant coffee
  • 2 tbsps. of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • One clean coin, wrapped in aluminum foil 

Vasilopita with Cocoa - How to Make

  1. Start this vasilopita with cocoa by greasing well the baking pan and ideally covering it with some parchment paper. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 180° C.  
  3. In a saucepan heat the water with the coffee for a few minutes.
  4. Put the solid ingredients in the mixer and mix lightly. 
  5. Add all the liquid ingredients plus the coffee and mix until you get a homogeneous mixture. 
  6. Place the coin and then pour the mixture into the pan.
  7. Bake the vasilopita with cocoa in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until the cake gets a nice golden color. 
  8. Remove from oven and allow the vasilopita to rest for around 10 minutes. 
  9. Turn the pan over and gently remove the parchment paper.
  10. Allow the cocoa vasilopita to cool completely. 
  11. Put it on a plate and top it with some powdered sugar.
In the heart of every slice of Cocoa Vasilopita lies not just the rich flavors of cocoa, but also the warmth of tradition and the joy of celebration. As you embark on this culinary journey, may the sweet aroma fill your home and the taste transport you to a world of delight. With every bite, savor the essence of Greek New Year's festivities and the anticipation of a year filled with happiness. Whether shared with family or friends, this Cocoa Vasilopita is a delicious reminder that even the simplest moments can be deeply meaningful. Here's to a New Year filled with sweetness and cherished memories. Kali Protochronia! If you are a chocolate lover, you should try this vasilopita with chocolate recipe. Happy New Year!