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Traditional Croatian Cupavci Recept

Looking for a Cupavci recept? Čupavci are a Croatian version of the Australian Lamingtons. Cupavci dessert is a sponge cake that is dipped in a chocolate sauce and then tossed in shredded coconut. It is a delicious and super easy recipe to have on hand for when guests are coming by or for the holidays.

You will usually find Cupavci as a dessert during the holidays like Christmas and Easter. They are one of my favorite desserts and I always make sure to stack my plate high of these before they disappear. The original Lamington recipe tends to have a jam or chocolate filling. The Croatian version of Cupavci doesn’t typically have any filling, just the sponge cake.

Cupavci Recept – Lamingtons Recipe

Here is how to make Croatian Čupavci. These tasty treats are a European version of the famous Australian Lamingtons. Čupavci dessert is a sponge cake that is dipped in a chocolate sauce and then covered with shredded coconut.

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Cupavci Recept Ingredients

Cupavci Sponge Cake Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g sugar
  • 100 ml oil
  • 100 ml milk
  • 130 g all-purpose flour
  • 10 g baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Cupavci Chocolate Sauce Ingredients

  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 250 g butter
  • 200 ml milk
  • Extra
  • 300 grams desiccated coconut

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Cupavci Instructions

  1. Separate the egg yolks and egg whites and
  2. Wisk the egg whites until firm and foamy
  3. Mix the egg yolks, the oil, and the sugar, and slowly add in the flour, baking powder, and milk.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and gently stir in the egg whites using a spatula
  5. Pour the mixture in a baking tray covered with parchment paper and bake in a heated oven (180°C/350°F) for 20 minutes
  6. Remove the sponge cake from the oven and let it cool for half an hour.
  7. Once cooled, cut the sponge cake into the same size pieces. Whatever shape you prefer, square, rectangle.
  8. In a small saucepan melt the chocolate with the butter and add the milk to make the chocolate sauce.
  9. Quickly dip all sides of the sponge cake cubes into the chocolate sauce, then roll them in the shredded coconut.
  10. Serve the Cupavci on a plate or store them in a container in the refridgerator.
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How to Store Cupavci Recept

The cupavic will store well covered in a container in the refrigerator for probably a week, that is, if they can last that long. If you are looking to make a larger batch for the holidays, you can make a big batch and store them in the freezer and thaw them out prior to serving.

This is such an easy dessert that is great for entertaining. If you are in a rush and want to make the cupavic super quick, you can purchase an already made sponge cake to save time on baking your own from scratch. This is time-saving if you are in a rush and need a quick dessert that will impress.

This is one of my favourite desserts during special occasions and the holidays. I am always hoping to see the cupavci served at the dessert table.


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