Al's Reduced Sugar Vasilopita
90 mins (prep 30, cooking 60)
15 ingredients
1 servings
Just tasted it! Not bad for my first attempt. One would think that using only half the amount of sugar (regular recipes use about 2 cups sugar, whereas i used half cup brown sugar and half cup fructose sugar) would make quite a bland cake. But that was not the case, the aroma from the cake was really strong and it had a rich blend of flavors from the nuts, cinnamon, clove, cognac... and with the orange juice and zest, the cake was really 'festive' a nice change from the usual fruit cake and such. It was light without being boring. Not overly sweet, and the amount of butter was just right. I hope someone else would give it a try and let me know if you like it too!!Wikipedia description:Vasilopita is a traditional New Year's Day bread or cake in Greece and many other areas in eastern Europe and the Balkans which contains a hidden coin or trinket which gives good luck to the receiver. It is made of a variety of doughs, depending on regional and family tradition, including tsoureki.

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Serving Size (1686.75 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 6565.19 Calories from Fat 2724.12
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 302.68g 465.66%
Saturated Fat 105.33g 526.67%
Trans Fat 5.74g %
Cholesterol 376.25mg 125.42%
Sodium 3112.86mg 129.7%
Total Carbohydrate 871.36g 290.45%
Dietary Fiber 28.95 g 115.81%
Sugars 281.81 g %
Protein 97.3g 194.6%
Vitamin A 4755.07IU% Vitamin C 85.79mg%
Calcium 1016.75mg% Iron 62.22mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
vanilla essence, ground cloves, orange zest, clean, washed, aluminum foil