Vasilopita Recipe

1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
6 eggs (beat whites first and put them aside)
3 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
round stainless steel pan

SYRUP

1 ½ cup sugar
1 ½ cup water
1/2 lemon

Slice almonds. Beat the butter and blend with the sugar. Add egg yolks. Mix in the flour and baking powder. Warm milk and pour into butter mixture. Beat the egg whites until thick and pour into flour mixture. Stir mixture with spatula and blend in the almonds. Spray round baking pan with non stick baking spray and pour mixture into pan.

Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes.