Vasilopita (New Year’s Eve Cake)


Vasilopita is a Greek New Year’s cake with a coin or a trinket baked inside of it. The cake is enriched with a sweet flavoring, symbolizing the sweetness and joy of life and hope that the New Year will be abundant in health and happiness. Traditionally, the cake is cut by a senior member of the family, and whoever receives the piece with a coin inside is thought to be blessed in the following year.

Each piece is cut in honor of someone or something: the first piece for Jesus Christ, the second for Virgin Mary, and the third for St. Basil, since the cake is named after him. It is believed that St. Basil wanted to give money to the poor, and in order for it not to look like charity, he asked a woman to bake a bread in which he placed several gold coins, so the poor families were pleasantly surprised when they found coins inside the bread.

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The story of the Greek Orthodox custom of the Vasilopita with the lucky coin inside, begins in Asia Minor, and more specifically in the city of Caesarea in Cappadocia, more than 1600 years ago. This was during the time when Basil the Great; who later became a Saint, was Bishop of Caesarea.

The story of the lucky coin in the Vasilopita originates from the time the prefect of Cappadocia; a true tyrant, asked for all the treasures of the city of Caesarea to be delivered to him, otherwise he would besiege the city to conquer and loot it.

Note: Every cake that we bake is handcrafted and since each chef has his/her own way of baking and designing the cake, there might be a slight variation in the product in terms of design when compared to the image displayed on the website. The color of the cake could vary based on the flavor selected. Having said that, we at always make sure that all cakes are very similar to the corresponding images displayed on the website.

Weight 0,5 kg

Chocolate, White Chocolate, Plain