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.
Beat the butter and sugar together at medium speed for 5 minutes with a mixer until achieving an airy, creamy consistency.
Incorporate the eggs, yogurt, brandy, vanilla extract, orange zest, and lemon zest into the mixture. Keep stirring until everything has been thoroughly combined.
Finally, blend the flour and baking powder until everything is seamlessly incorporated into a luscious cake batter.
Chop the hazelnuts into bite-sized pieces, and blend them into the batter with a spatula until evenly distributed.
Generously coat your 30cm cake pan with butter, then carefully add the delicious cake batter.
Wrap a coin in aluminum foil, place it within the batter and bake at 170°C (340ºF) for fifty minutes in an oven that has been preheated.
Allow the cake to cool thoroughly and top it off with a generous dusting of icing sugar, along with any other festive adornments you choose.
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