A delicious vasilopita recipe, infused with the aromas and blends of oranges and garnished with a thick and glossy vanilla-scented sugar glaze!
Vasilopita is a traditional Greek cake or bread served at midnight on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the life of Saint Basil and the New Year. After baking the vasilopita cake, a coin is inserted through the base and then cut the person who finds the coin is said to be granted luck for the rest of the year!
Vasilopita is made of a variety of doughs, depending on the region and almost every family has its own recipe. The most popular vasilopita recipes are either made with Tsoureki dough or like a cake is my family’s vasilopita recipe with which we welcome the New Year with friends and loved ones for over 30 years. Hope you enjoy it!