Every greek cypriot person has had this cake: birthdays, name-days, saint-days, fasting days, non-fasting days, you name it: one will always find a doukissa (duchess) on the table! The recipe is very similar across households; the only thing that’s changed is the topping. Its many people’s favourite “cake” despite its serious simplicity. You don’t have to bake it, cook it, form it, nothing. Just let the fridge do the work for you! Its amazing as a birthday cake too, because you can ice it, frost it, decorate it as you wish, yet the inside cake is super simple to make (but can look quite impressive). I would deff recommend you trying this! I cant guarantee it’ll stay in your fridge long though, its undeniably yummy 🙂
Here i’ve included three toppings that you can choose from and the one depicted in the photo (and my fave) is Topping no.1. Traditionally, crushed pistachios are used as a toppingg. Apart from the options i list below, other simple toppings include, cocoa powder, chocolate ganache, frosting or any nut blitzed.