This melt and mix easy chocolate slice is just like the homemade chocolate slice we all grew up with. It’s an incredibly easy and budget friendly slice, which is topped with a sweet and simple chocolate icing.
It take just minutes to whip up a batch of this irresistible slice, and best of all, it’s freezer friendly!
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Ingredients and substitutions
- Butter – Salted butter was used in this slice, but this can be substituted with unsalted butter. If using unsalted butter, you might like to add a pinch of salt to the mixture.
- Brown sugar – The brown sugar can be substituted with white sugar.
- Egg – A large sized egg was used in this slice.
- Vanilla extract – The vanilla extract can be substituted with 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
- Self raising flour – If you don’t have any self raising flour on hand, substitute with a combination of 1 cup plain flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder.
- Desiccated coconut – The desiccated coconut could be substituted with shredded coconut, however desiccated will give the best texture.
- Cocoa powder – Use a good quality unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Icing sugar – Use standard soft icing mixture in this recipe.
Store this slice in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. This slice is also suitable for freezing. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before enjoying.
- 125 grams butter, melted
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 30g butter, softened
- 2-3 tablespoons hot water
- Preheat the oven to 180c. Line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and set aside.
- Add the melted butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Add the self raising flour, desiccated coconut and cocoa powder to the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin and spread evenly. Bake for 10 minutes, or until just cooked through. Set aside to cool.
- Once the base has cooled, make the chocolate icing by adding the icing sugar, cocoa powder and softened butter to a mixing bowl. Add the water, a little at a time, until the icing is a spreadable consistency. Spread over the cooled slice, and slice into 16 squares.
- The slice can be decorated by sprinkling over extra desiccated coconut just after icing.
- Use just enough water for the icing to reach a spreadable consistency, you may not need to whole 3 tablespoons.
- If your icing is too thick, add a little extra water. If your icing is too thin, add a little extra icing sugar.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g