Happy New Year!! Kalh Xronia Se Olous!!

Happy 2015 my friends! I would like to thank some food bloggers for giving me the opportunity to grow and succeed with Kouzounas Kitchen this past year, and with out these food bloggers I really don’t know what I would do. THANK YOU for your support and to give me the strength to keep on going. (Please make sure to check my fellow food bloggers blogs out below.)

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Athina @ KickingBackThePebbles

Ekaterina @ EkaterinaBotziou

Panayiotis @ CyTasty

Elaine @ FoodBod

Rena @EatgreekFlavors

Maria @CupcakeTheRightShape

Eleni @MyEasyGourmet

Kiki @ TheGreekVegan

Katina @ JourneysWithKatina

Gina @ FoodieWineLover

Angela, Pamela, Marleen, Kirsten, Marina, and many other great food bloggers!! Thank you for the support and love. Here is to New Year and a new group to come!!

Lets ring in the New Year with Vasilopita Cake!! Well actually I decided to make a different Vasilopita this year. This one has been the best from the prior years as it is super moist and full of flavor. (Almost tastes like a pound cake.) This year I dusted my cake with powdered sugar and topped it off with finely chopped toasted almonds. Oh and I must add this in, the key tip is Greek yogurt. 🙂

Yiaourtopita (Greek Yogurt Cake)

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  • Ingredients:
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder/ flavoring
  • Toasted Almonds
  • Powdered Sugar


  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees or 180 Celsius
  2. Sift flour and baking powder and set aside.
  3. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar till white and fluffy, adding eggs yolks one at a time, and add yogurt, lemon zest, orange zest, and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour and mix well.
  5. Beat egg whites into a meringue.
  6. Add the meringue to the flour mixture mixing gently but thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  7.  Pour into a greased and lined cake pan.
  8. Bake for about 1 hour.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar, and toasted almonds.
  10. Don’t forget to place the lucky coin wrapped in foil, in your cake batter. My dad took the lucky coin this year, and he deserves it. 🙂 May you all have a beautiful 2015!!

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~~Kali Orexi, Kali Xronia~~ 

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