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LUCKY GREEK NEW YEARS EVE CAKE (VASILOPITA)

Ingredients

  • 5 Eggs
  • 3/4 cups Butter room temp
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 shot Cognac
  • 5 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Orange Zest
  • Juice from Orange

Instructions

  1. Separate egg yolks from egg whites. Add egg yolks and sugar into a large bowl and beat until fluffy for 5 minutes.
  2. In a smaller bowl beat egg whites until it turns into a soft, fluffy meringue. Add into the egg yolk mix the cognac and orange juice continue beating. Add baking powder into flour and mix, slowly start to add into the batter a bit of flour and meringue until done.
  3. Butter and flour a baking pan, and add the batter. Bake at 180 or until golden brown.
  4. When the cake has baked set it aside to cool off.
  5. Melt dark & chocolate in two separate sauté pans. Cover cake first with dark chocolate and then spread with Icing knife. Then dot white chocolate onto the cake and made a design you like.
  6. I took the tip of a knife and started slowly spreading the white from one side of the cake to the other to get the design.