I love super simple recipes and this one is up there with the easiest. You can have this decadent treat whipped up and cooling in the fridge in half an hour – trust me I have done it! Finish this treat with a range of toppings to suit your occasion – berries for a summer afternoon tea, chocolate curls and chocolate drizzle for an indulgent dessert or sprinkle with coconut for a casual morning tea. This delicious chocolate slice while simple is delicious any way you serve it.
1/2 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup plain flour
1/3 cup self raising flour
1 heaped tablespoon of cocoa
1 large egg lightly beaten
11/3 cups of icing sugar
1 tablespoon of cocoa
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon of milk or water
Melt butter and mix in sugar, add coconut, flours and cocoa, egg and mix well. The mixture will come together quite quickly and will be quite thick. Line a small slice tin with baking paper and spread mixture evenly about 2cm thick. Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees. While baking prepare chocolate glaze – sift icing sugar and cocoa together. Add softened butter and milk and gently mix until combined. Remove slice from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. While still warm pour over the glaze and place in the fridge until icing has set (approximately 1 hour). Slice into pieces and serve.
Note: This recipe makes a fairly small portion I would recommend doubling it for a family or an event as it disappears very quickly!
There are so many options for this delicious slice you can even serve it warm with vanilla ice cream for a gooey winter dessert.
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