Our reader Diana Moutsopoulos shared her Los Angeles-style Vasilopita. She runs a popular Instagram page filled with Greek and Mediterranean-inspired recipes and food.
The recipe is a keeper, not only for its unique flavor combination (mahlepi and tangerine!) but also because it is “healthier” than most similar cakes, according to Diana.
It’s lower in sugar than most cakes and is made with olive oil and Greek yogurt.
- 375g (1 2/3 c) Greek yogurt
- 150ml (2/3 c) olive oil
- 200g (1 c) sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp orange or tangerine zest
- 1/2 tsp mahlepi (mahleb)
- 310g (2 1/2 c) all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Combine yogurt, oil, sugar, eggs, tangerine zest, and mahlepi. Beat well. Sift in dry ingredients. Stir till just combined.
- Pour into greased 9 inch / 23cm springform cake pan.
- Bake at 350 F / 180 C for 45-60 min.
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