My Grand Marnier and White Chocolate Vassilopita is based on a pound cake but in order to make it a “Vassilopita”, I added fresh orange juice, orange zest and instead of the traditional brandy, I added Grand Marnier.
This classic Orange flavoured Vassilopita cake pairs well with an orange or Lemon Buttercream.
There are many ways to make this cake, so you can learn all about the tradition behind the cake and another recipe in my last year’s post.
Vassilopita is a traditional Greek cake or bread with a coin inside, named after St. Basil, which is made for New Year’s Day. Vassilopita is made in two ways. One is a sweet kind of brioche bread called “tsoureki” and the other an orange flavoured cake.