Vasilopita for the 1st Day of 2013

Happy New Year 2013!!!
On the 1st day of each year, in Cyprus and Greece, we bake Vasilopita.  The name "βασιλόπιτα" comes from βασιλεύς 'king' + πίτα 'pie', but was reinterpreted as Saint Basil's (Βασίλειος) cake.

There are a million recipes for this type of cake, and we all believe that our recipe is the best :-)

My mum usually bakes an orange cake, with almonds.  I use orange puree, masticha powder and zizimbri (ginger), and instead of butter I use extra virgin olive oil.