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This is our family's New Year's cake. A coin is baked in the cake, and the person who finds the coin in their slice is has good luck for the year; they also get a prize.

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30 mins
1 hr
1 hr 30 mins
1 - 10 inch tube cake


Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • In a large bowl, blend together the butter or margarine and the sugar. Separate 3 of the eggs; add the yolks and the 2 remaining whole eggs to the butter mixture. Stir in the vanilla and water.

  • In another bowl, sift together the baking powder and flour. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.

  • Whip 3 egg whites until they are foamy. Add 1 tablespoon sugar. Continue to whip the whites until they are stiff, but not dry. Fold whipped whites into batter.

  • Pour the batter into a greased 10 x 4 inch tube pan. Wrap a large coin in foil, and place the coin in the batter. Press the coin down; it should be completely hidden. Sprinkle the nuts and seeds on top of the batter.

  • Bake the cake for about 70 minutes, or until done. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 46.8g; fat 17.8g; cholesterol 101.3mg; sodium 154.4mg. Full Nutrition