Chewy chocolate slice

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  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

These irresistible chocolate and coconut slices are just the thing with a cup of tea or as a surprise in your kids' lunchboxes


  • 125g butter, melted
  • 220g firmly-packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 75g plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 35g self-raising flour
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder
  • 45g desiccated coconut
  • 1 extra tbsp desiccated coconut for sprinkling

For the chocolate icing
  • 160g icing sugar
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder
  • 10g butter, melted
  • 1½tbsp hot water, approximately

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Grease a 20cm x 30cm (8-inch x 12-inch) rectangular cake tin. Line the base and long sides with baking parchment, extending the paper 5cm (2 inches) over the sides.
  3. Combine the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract in medium bowl. Stir in the sifted flours and cocoa powder, then coconut. Spread mixture evenly over base of pan. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make thechocolate icing by sifting icing sugar and cocoa powder into a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and the water and stir until icing is a spreadable consistency.
  5. Remove the hot slice from the oven and spread with chocolate icing while still hot.
  6. Sprinkle with extra coconut. Cool in pan before cutting.

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