Ring in the New Year with this delicious and festive Vasilopita cake—a traditional Greek cake made with simple ingredients and a hidden coin for good luck.
Using a mixer, mix the butter and sugar in medium speed for 5 minutes until the mixture gets fluffy and creamy.
Continue by adding the eggs, yoghurt, brandy, vanilla extract, orange zest, lemon zest and mix them.
Finally add the flour and baking powder and mix until everything is well combined and you have a smooth cake batter.
Chop the hazelnuts in small pieces, add them in the batter and stir with a spatula to spread in the mixture.
Butter up your cake pan (30cm) and transfer the cake batter.
Wrap a coin in aluminium foil, deep it in the batter and bake in a pre-heated oven at 170°C (340ºF) for 50 minutes.
Let the cake cool completely and sprinkle it with icing sugar and any other Christmas decorations you like.
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