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[VIDEO] Croatian Recipes: Čupavci


Čupavci are the Croatian lamington made with squares of jam-filled sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. Here is a great video recipe from Fini Recepti and Croatian chef Almo Čatlak.


Eggs – 3
Sugar – 150 g
Oil – 160 ml
Milk – 100 ml
Flour (rough) – 230 g
Yeast – 10 g

Milk – 120 ml
Cooking chocolate – 150 g
Butter – 150 g
Sugar – 100 g
Coconut – 100 g



1. Sift the flour and yeast in a bowl, add sugar, oil, milk, eggs and beat together.

2. Pour the mixture on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and cook in the over at 190°C for around 20 minutes.

3. Take the sponge out of the oven and let it cool on a tray. When cool cut in half. One half spread jam (of your choice) over and then put the other half on top.

4. Boil water in a pot, cover with a plate. On the plate put the cooking chocolate, butter, sugar and milk (120 ml) and keep mixing till it all melts.

5. Cut the jam-filed sponge into squares.

6. Dip the squares into the chocolate sauce and then roll in coconut.

Dobar tek!

Check out the short video with instructions below:

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