Traditional Greek New Year’s Cake
Traditional greek New Year’s cake, full with taste and warmth. Don’t forget to put a coin in it-great luck awaits the one that finds it!
Traditional Greek New Year’s Cake


750 gr. self-rising flour 400 gr. sugar 300 gr. Χωριό Βούτυρο Αγελάδος 1 pinch of salt 7 eggs 1 shot of brandy zest and juice of 1 orange 1 vanilla entire cloves and almond kernel for cake decoration


  1. Sieve the flour.
  2. In a mixer, put Χωριό Βούτυρο Αγελάδος, the sugar and the salt and beat them well until pale white and fluffy.
  3. Add one by one the yolks of the 6 eggs and keep beating the mixture for 5 more minutes.
  4. Add the zest, the vanilla, the juice and the brandy.
  5. Add the egg whites to tight meringue.
  6. In the egg yolks mixture add the flour alternately with the meringue and mix gently.
  7. Butter an aluminum or stainless steel tray and pour in the batter.
  8. With a fork, whisk the last egg and use it to brush the cake. Finally, decorate it with the cloves and the almond kernel.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for about 55 minutes at 180°C. Let the cake in the interior of the oven with the oven turned off for about 5 minutes and then put it on a gridiron in order to get cool.
  10. Sift powdered sugar on it to serve (optional).