Jan 22, 2009

Raffaello slice

Raffaello slice

If you love Raffaello treats, then this is a cake for you! Desiccated coconut has much more flavor then regular shredded coconut, and it’s a winning combination with vanilla flavor. Easy to make too. I am thinking to incorporate almonds next time, like maybe add them in between layers or as a topping.

Raffaello slice

For the cake:
5 egg whites
250 g sugar
100 g sweetened desiccated coconut
100 g flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk to soak after baking

Mix egg whites with sugar until stiff, then add coconut, and flour with baking powder. Bake in a 9x13 inch pan for about 20 minutes on 350F, making sure it doesn’t brown too much, it should be just lightly golden. Cool it down slightly, and then evenly pour heated milk over it. Cool completely before putting the cream on.

Vanilla cream:
5 egg yolks
150 g sugar
2 tsp vanilla sugar
2 tbsp flour
3 tbsp corn starch
4 cups milk
250 g/ 18 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine

Mix egg yolks with sugar, then add some of the milk, flour, and vanilla sugar. Let remainder of the milk to boil, reduce heat, and then add the egg mixture, stirring constantly for few minutes until it thickens. Transfer into a mixing bowl, and cool completely. When cool, add butter or margarine cut into thin slices, and mix well.
Spread over cake, and decorate with either some shredded coconut, or whipped cream. Cut into squares or slices. Chill well before serving.

Recipe adapted from “Fat but Happy” magazine, Serbian edition of Macedonian food and wine publication.

30 comments:

Dragana said...

Lovely once more! Where does one find dessicated coconut? Is it the one in the can?

Medena said...

Thank you Dragana!
The coconut is finely shredded, it can be sweetened or not, I buy it at Meijers, my local grocery store in the baking aisle, organic foods section. Hope that helps :)

HoneyB said...

Oh Medena! This looks divine!

maxiene said...

This looks so delicious. I made it once and it did not turn out good. I'll give it a try this way.
For Dragana: I buy dessicated coconut at Whole Foods Market. They have several kinds.
pozdrav:))

Eileen said...

Looks delicious. Love the name of the magazine you got this from ;)

Cakespy said...

Oh my, does this look delicious. I am a huge fan of coconut. I've got to try this!

Muneeba said...

Oh wow ... looks light as a cloud. It's my first time on your site, and I think I'm hooked!

elenarain said...

Wow, this looks great and I love coconut..How much flour in the cake?

I see the flour in the custard, but not the flour in the cake..thanks!

Cynthia said...

This looks like heaven (especially with the blue background and white cloth!).

Medena said...

Thank you all for wonderful comments, glad you like it!

elenarain - thanks for catching that, it's 100 g flour.

Cheers! :)

elenarain said...

merci,

I will give it a try..looks lovely!

Maggie said...

The combination of light egg white based cake with a rich cream sounds wonderful! I'd love to try this with coconut milk instead of the regular in the custard.

Tia said...

Heavens to Betsy, this sounds AMAZING. Being the thrifty (i.e. lazy) person I am, could I theoretically pulse some regular shredded coconut in my food processor instead of going out to find dessicated coconut? :-D

Medena said...

Tia - Thank you! :)
I think it would work fine, however the flavor is more intense with dessicated coconut...

SweetSensation said...

fenomenalan kolačić...obožavam kokos :)

Vera said...

Mnogo mi se vise dopadaju rafaelo stangle od kuglica,zato sto su kremaste.

Navita said...

looks delish

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Natalie said...

very very beautiful!

gine said...

hi :-) I'm visiting your blog regulary and just wanted to let you know that it's great :-)! I tried your recipe of vanilla slices and this ones look superdelicoius too :-)! XOXO

Inmaculada (Adi) said...

Hola Medena, nice to meet you and your wonderful blog.
Have seen your pictures at Flickr... so beautiful. Will follow your recipes. My best wishes.
Saludos desde España.

diva said...

i thought that was lemon curd on the top, then i scrolled down and realized it was vanilla cream. JOY! beautiful. i could eat this all day. x

Cherie said...

Yummmmm! Very European. Just the way I like it:)

Kevin said...

That looks nice and light and moist and good!

dessert girl said...

Yum! Looks light and delicious!

farida said...

I made this cake yesterday for my guest. It was a hit! Teh only thing is that I found the cake too moist so I will use less milk to moisten it next time. My cream curdle:( I don't know why. But it tasted great anyway. Thanks for the recipe!

pipoka said...

I did it and loved it. Unfortunately the custard was a bit liquid. I will do it again with less milk (maybe 3 cups instead of 4).

Rute said...

Hello, i did it, and it is lovely!

raluca said...

Hi!I-m from Romania!today i made this cake it;s lovely!thx for the recipe

raluca said...

Hi!I-m from Romania!today i made this cake it;s lovely!thx for the recipe