"This is our family's New Year's cake. A coin is baked in the cake, and the person who finds the coin in their slice is has good luck for the year; they also get a prize." — Diane
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1 3/4 cups
blanched slivered almonds
I baked this cake for my family's New Year's day brunch. Being Greek, I can tell you that this was much closer to the traditional recipe than you would find in a bakery. It's denser and has a lighter flavour. Everyone loved it and commented on how it was much better than store bought version. My 3 year old nephew ate an entire piece by himself! A definite keeper.
this was good, but not fantastic, it was a bit on the dry side, but hiding the coins in it was a hit.
I thought this cake taste great. I put several$1 coins wrapped in foil. Everyone thought it was fun. This cake tastes like pound cake. If anyone finds it to sedate, it would go very well with chocolate sauce and whipped cream or strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
This is indeed a traditional Greek recipe.
Almonds and the sesame seeds are not essential but definitely add to the flavour. The sesame seeds in particularly are used a lot by Greek Bakers.
It is a very good cake, especially for special ocasions and parties. Something fun to enjoy at a party and tasty.
I am Greek and this has been a tradition in my family for a long time. I was pleased to find this recipe as I lost my grandmother's version of the dish and this one made a great replacement.
I thought this was a very nice tradition. The cake wasn't the tastiest I've made, but it was enjoyable none the less.
This was a hit at my New Years' Eve Dinner. The only thing I did differently was I added an ogange glaze over the top. This gave a little sparke to the top and added a little hit of flavor. I will be making this one again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 160
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