New Year's yogurt cake

New Year's yogurt cake

In Greece, there is a tradition of baking a special cake for the New Year, called “Vasilopita”. Inside the cake there is a hidden coin and whoever gets the slice with the coin is said to have a very lucky New Year! 

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  • Serves12
  • CourseCake
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook1 hr 10 mins
  • Total time1 hr 25 mins
  • Pluscooling


  • 250g unsalted butter, softened plus extra for greasin
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 4 Waitrose medium British Blacktail Egg
  • 325g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oranges (scrubbed), zest of 3, juice of 2, plus extra pared zest to serve
  • 150g My Authentic Greek yogurt 10% by Kri Kri, plus extra to serve
  • Icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C, gas mark 3. Grease a 23cm round springform cake tin and line the base. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer to beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then continue to beat for 2-3 minutes. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and fold in. Fold in the vanilla extract, the orange zest and juice of 2 oranges and Greek yogurt until smooth and combined.

  2. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour – 1 hour 20 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean (there may well be a crack in the top of the cake – this is normal). Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool for 15 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely, then dust with icing sugar and top with extra pared orange zest. Serve with extra Greek yogurt, if liked.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,762kJ/ 421kcals



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