Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chionati (Snow White) - Cake with chocolate and coconut topping

This is a desert that I first had at my godmother's several years ago. Since then, my mother makes it a lot and now I do too! The name Chionati, means Snow White in greek and its taken this name from the coconut topping that looks like snow - obviously! Basically its a really tasty cake wrapped in chocolate and coconut!

Ingredients
3 eggs
7 small coffee cups sugar
4 small coffee cups corn oil
9 small coffee cups flours (all puprose)
4 small coffee cups milk
2 tsp baking powder

1.5 large cup water
1.5 large cup sugar
250 gr. dark chocolate
2 tsp butter

200 gr. coconut
How to Make
Beat the eggs with the sugar until they get fluffy and then add corn oil gradually. Continue with flour, baking powder and milk alternatively. Grease well a medium baking pan, pour in the mixture and bake at 175 (Celsius) for about 40-45 minutes. Let it cool.
 
Prepare the chocolate by putting water, sugar, dark chocolate and butter in a sausepan and let it boil for about 10-15 minutes until chocolate melts entirelly. Cut the cake into cubes and dip them in the chocolate, then cover with coconut and refridgerate.
 
Put the remaining edges of the cake with some of the chocolate together and use coupe pates to give this mixture shape. Cover these again with chocolate and coconut.
 

88 comments:

  1. what a beautiful looking cake!

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  2. Looks really yummy ! Love the addition of coconut !

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    1. Thank u! Coconut gives an exotic.. touch!

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  3. Looks Yummy. I love coconut and chocolate together..even better on a cake! :)

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    1. Thank u so much! Really is a great combination!

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  4. I have to agree with you that these cake sure looks tasty with that choc and coconut topping, yum to that.

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  5. they are like lamingtons! look really nice! also i like your new blog layout too!

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    1. I d never seen lamingtons before and I searched for these, and they are almost the same! Thanks for the tip!

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  6. by the way I looove how you've got all the foodie blogs on ur sidebar...whenever I want to discover a new food blog I just come here and take a look..its great! and Thank you so much for including my blog...mines not a proper foodie blog, I just love baking!! haha! :-)

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    1. I like looking around for various recipes and I did it so that I have a quick sidebar for this! Happy u like it!

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  7. Wow looks yummy and delicious ....

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  8. You really are talented. This one is a great recipe with a big effect. A future in baking and cooking is waiting for you! X

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    1. Thank u so much! I just try to make tasty dishes and deserts!

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  9. Beautiful!Coconut and Chocolate, exotic!

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  10. OMG,what a beauty ..looks divine!!

    Happy Valentines day,dear!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  11. This is a wonderful treat! I have never ate anything like it, but the ingredient list as well as the pictures do tell me it is delicious. Thanks for sharing your godmother's treasured recipe!

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    1. I m sure you ll love it if u try this... actually I cant think of anyone who has try and didnt like it!

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  12. OMG, chocolate and coconut sounds like heaven together. Looks absolutely fantastic. Wish I could have it right now.

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  13. Wow"..that is none fabulous dessert recipe.....loved the favors......thnx for sharing it....happy valentines day to u :-)

    Http://Onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank u so much!
      Happy Valentines Day to u 2!

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  14. OMG.......mouth watering here......great job dear!!!

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  15. these look delicious! thanks for sharing, and happy valentine's day :)

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    1. Thank u! Happy Valentines Day to u 2!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by TheSaucyGourmet.net!! I love your blog and am now your newest follower.

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    1. Thank u so much! Hope to c u around...

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  17. Hi, just wanted to comment on your fabulous blog, as you were kind enough to leave one on mine. The Chionati looks gorgeous, and I really must try making them. Are you on Twitter? If you are, you can find me there. My Twitter name is @Katzwizkaz.

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    1. Thank u so much! I ll find u in twitter too!

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  18. Coconut A N D chocolate! You got me hooked from the beginning.... Thanks for the great recipe, will steal shamelessy! AHAHA! ; )

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  19. Mmmm...this looks good! Thanks for visiting me and your lovely comment!

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  20. That cake has so many fun options with the cute cookie cutters! That coconut coating sounds extra good, too!

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  21. Hey, maybe it's my screen or whatever, but I can hardly read anything on here... :( The photographs look great, tho!!!

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    1. Weird, it just changed... Something wrong w/ blogger?? Anyway, I just bookmarked you!

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    2. Hope everything is ok from now on! Maybe a blogger problem!
      Thanks for visiting!

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  22. this is easy measurement with coffee cups and the cake looks delicious.

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  23. How yummy! Are these like the Australian lamingtons?

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    1. I didnt know lamingtons but now Ive seen them, I think its similar!

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  24. Coconut and chocolate. Love the combination. I have the same orange pyrex which was a gift from my children several years ago.

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    1. Thank u! Mine is wedding gift few months ago!

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  25. new to me...very interesting n looks too good..

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  26. Whow, this looks so delicous - I have to try this soon!

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    1. Hope u love it! Looking forward to your feedback!

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  27. What a truly delightful dessert! Simply looking at it makes my mouth water!

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  28. Oh, this looks SO delicious!!! Fabulous cake with fabulous topping!!! I'm in love with your coconut dessert~

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    1. Hope u try it sometime as u love coconut!

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  29. Interesting looking cake, butter, chocolate and coconut all in one! I would love to have a piece of it!

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  30. Wow, those look delish!!! They remind me of Lamingtons....I love anything with chocolate and coconut.

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    1. Thank u so much! As I said before, I didint know lamingtons, but now I do! And they are really similar!

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  31. Yummy yum bite pieces,loved the coconut topping!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  32. This dessert looks wonderful. I love coconut also. Delsih!!

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  33. These look amazing! I love anything with coconut, it's one of my favorite things to have for dessert. Lovely pictures as well. :)

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    1. Thank u so much! Hope u try these sometime!

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  34. Thank you for visiting my blog :) I got to make these the other day and they turned out amazing, thanks for the recipe!!!

    http://eatandtheneatsomemore.blogspot.com

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  35. Oh jeez, you had to go and dip the cake in chocolate...and coconut. This looks great! I wouldn't want leftovers for the temptation, but I would easily make a personal-size of this recipe. Looks awesome!

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  36. Dear Elpiniki, These look like a delicious dessert. I think I would eat them all! Blessings, Catherine xo

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  37. Hi Elpiniki, I love this recipe, coconut is one of my favorite ingredients! Look forward to trying this! (P.S I enjoy your blog so much, I have added you to my blog's friend list, so I won't miss any of your new posts! )

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    1. Thank u so much! Hope u try these and love them!!!

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  38. These is a fab recipe & looks marvelous too! My hubby loves coconut & I'm surely making this & SOON! Thanks for sharing. Glad to find your blog & I'm following you now! :)

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    1. Thank u so much!Hope u make this and love it! Happy to c u around!

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  39. Oh man, that looks so good! I love coconut!

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  40. This looks really good! So yummy :)

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