This dessert is called ‘Snow white’ because of its colors, as you have already guessed. Dark hair (chocolate) and white skin (coconut crumbs), exactly like Snow white is described in the fairytale. It is one of those desserts that win you over with their simplicity and chocolate syrup taste. My mother is making it all the time back in Greece, when she wants to make a fast juicy cake and there is no time. You can serve it with some vanilla ice cream on the side, or just plain. Be careful, it is an addictive dessert!
For the cake:
2 cups milk
2 cups sunflower oil
3, 5 cups white sugar
5 cups of flour
2 tbsp baking powder
200 gr. coconut crumbs
1 dose of vanilla powder
*the cup I use is about this size, like a tea cup, not a coffee one. You distribute the dosages depending on your needs.
For the syrup:
2 cups of water
2 cups o sugar
200 gr. dark chocolate
2 tbsp. margarine
With the mixer mix the sugar and the eggs for about 10 minutes, until they are fluffed and dissolved.
Pour in the oil and keep mixing for about 3 minutes.
Pour the milk, the vanilla, the baking powder and the flour slowly, until all the ingredients are dissolved into the mixture. If you want it to be a bit dark, put some pure cacao dust.
Oil a baking pan and put the mixture in. *the pan mustn’t be too short, because the mixture will overflow. I used a square one No 6. You can even bake the cake in muffin cups, just improvise! If you want many small pieces, spread the mixture in a wide pan and if you want tall big pieces put it in a smaller one.
Bake it for about 30 minutes in 180 C.
While the cake is baking, prepare the syrup.
In a small pot, put the sugar, the butter, the water and the chocolate and let them boil for about 5 minutes. Take it out of the fire after all ingredients have become nice brown syrup. Let it cool until the cake is ready. *It has to be cooler than the cake; otherwise the pieces will melt in the syrup.
After you take out the cake from the oven, you let it cool a bit and then you cut it in square pieces. *The square pieces vary depending on your needs. You can make any size you want though! Don’t hesitate.
Dip each piece into the cooled chocolate syrup until all surfaces are covered. Careful! Only for a few seconds, otherwise the pieces will be too ‘wet’.
Put them on a big plate over kitchen paper and sprinkle with the coconut crumbs. After the leftovers of the chocolate syrup are absorbed by the paper, you can move your pieces to a nice decorating plate and put them in the fridge.