GREEK COCONUT CAKE

 

  • Cooking Time: 15-25
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 125 g Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 Cups Shredded Coconut
  • 1 Cup Self Raising Flour
  • Syrup:
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cups Water
  • Grated Rind of 1/2 A Lemon and 1/2 an Orange

Directions

  • Cream Butter and Sugar... add eggs and mix well
  • Fold in the coconut and Flour. Spread into tin.
  • SYRUP: In a pot place the syrup ingredients and cook until the sugar has dissolved completely and it has reduced a little.
  • FINISHING: Once the cake has cooled in its tin for 5 mins... poke alot of holes in the top with a skewer.
  • Gentle spoon over ALL the syrup making sure you cover ever last inch of the cake...
  • If your syrup does start to leak out of the bottom of the tin then you don't need to add anymore... (this doesn't happen often as the cake is like a sponge and will soak up all you give it). Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin.
  • Cooking Temp 1 > 230C for 15 mins: Cooking Temp 2 > 150C for 25 mins

Notes

Ok don't beat me up on this ... I know coconut is not native to Greece but trust me this cake came from a little old Greek woman who ran a Trattoria off Oxford Street in Sydney... This cake was so popular that people would buy a piece and then take the rest of the cake home... It's almost deadly to make at my place cos i get mugged every time i put it on the table... This cake is dangerously addictive and morish so be warned...

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