Vasilopita (Greek New Year cake)

Tags: Greek, cake, made
This cake is dedicated to St Basil, Patron Saint of wishes and blessings. A coin is added to the mixture, and whoever gets it will have good luck for the year. And, in fact, everyone who eats this cake will have good luck because it is so moist and delicious.
. 12 steps
250g butter Beat until light Pour batter into greased and lined 28cm cake tin. Bake in moderate oven 30 minutes, press on topping lightly, bake a further 40 minutes. Stand 10-20 minutes in tin, remove and turn upside down onto greaseproof paper to cool
2 teaspoons lemon rind grated
500g sugar   Cream until fluffy
6 eggs   Beat in one at a time
1 cup self-raising flour sift   Stir in in two batches
2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice   Stir in
1/4 cup pistachios chop finely
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup almonds   chop coarsely
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup sugar   mix in
Takis says this is definitely non-standard.