Greek New Year Cake Recipe

Greek New Year Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 23cm square cake

275 g

10 ml

50 g

225 g

175 g


150 ml

50 g

15 g

Plain flour

Baking powder

Ground almonds

Butter, softened

Caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling


Fresh orange juice

Blanched almonds

Sesame seeds

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4. Grease a 23cm square cake tin, line with greaseproof paper and grease the paper.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder and stir in the ground almonds.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time. Fold in the flour mixture, alternating with the orange juice.
  • Spoon the mixture into the cake tin. Arrange the blanched almonds on top, then sprinkle over the sesame seeds. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack and peel off the lining paper. Sprinkle with caster sugar before serving.

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