Recipe Spotlight: Vasilopita – Greek New Year’s cake

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and we have the perfect recipe for a special Greek treat to ring in the new year!

Vasilopita is a traditional Greek cake (or sometimes bread) served at midnight on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the life of Saint Basil. After baking the vasilopita cake, a coin is inserted through the base and when cut the person who finds the coin is said to be granted luck for the rest of the year!


If you’re looking to incorporate this fun and delicious Greek tradition into your New Year’s Eve celebration, we have a great recipe for you from My Greek Dish. This vasilopita recipe is infused with the aromas and blends of oranges, and is garnished with a thick and glossy vanilla-scented sugar glaze!

Enjoy this traditional Greek dessert with loved ones this holiday – and fingers crossed that you find the lucky coin!

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