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Vasilopita - Greek New Year's cake

Vasilopita is a cake that we have every New Year in Greece and Cyprus, and it contains a hidden coin, which gives good luck to the receiver!

Vegan, nut free, soy free | Serves 16 | DESSERT



  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 200ml orange juice
  • 300g sugar
  • 200g plant-based yogurt
  • Zest of half an orange
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract


  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt

Serve with:

  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar



1.Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.

2.In a large mixing bowl, add all the wet ingredients and use a whisk to combine them.

3.Mix all the dry ingredients and add them into the wet using a sieve.

4.Mix and pour the mixture in a lightly greased 22cm (diameter) round baking tray.

5.Wrap a coin with foil and hide it into the butter.

6.Bake it for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out of the middle clear.

7.Let it cool down before you remove it from the tray and add the icing sugar.




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