Isaac's chocolate coconut squares

Isaac's chocolate coconut squares

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 18 mins - 20 mins 15 minutes decorating

Easy

Cuts into 16
Go loco over coconut with these melt-in-the-mouth chocolate treats

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per square

  • kcal225
  • fat13g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.34g
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Ingredients

  • 100g butter, softened
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  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 egg, beaten
    Eggs

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  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

    Milk

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For the icing and decoration

  • 100g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 25g butter
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  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • 100g desiccated coconut

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the base of a 20cm square baking tin. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy, then beat in the eggs. Add 1 tbsp of the flour if the mix starts to curdle.

  2. Sieve in the flour, baking powder and cocoa and fold in with a metal spoon. Stir in the milk. Scrape mix into the tin and level the top. Bake for 18-20 mins or until the cake springs back when pressed. Allow to cool in the tin.

  3. To make the icing, put the chocolate, butter and 4 tbsp water in a pan and gently heat until melted. Allow to cool slightly, then beat in the icing sugar.

  4. Remove cake from tin and peel away paper. Cut into 16 squares. Dip the squares into the icing, then roll in the coconut. Allow to set on cooling rack.

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Mary_Berry
1st Jun, 2016
3.8
Nice easy recipe. I doubled the ingredients and did it as a larger cake rather than a tray bake. Also just drizzled the icing over the top rather than cut into slices and dip. Found it to be rather dry but I'm not sure if it was due to me making it a much larger cake than it was intended and therefore had to leave in the over for much longer. The dryness was easily remedied with some double cream. Went down well with the whole family.
hnkxx123
2nd Apr, 2013
arent these lamingtons?
elsol
20th Nov, 2015
YES. They are lamingtons. You guys had better change the name on this recipe or the whole of Australia is going to sue. Is Isaac next going to claim Tim Tams as 'Isaac's chocolate biscuits' or spaghetti Bolognese 'Isaac's Meaty Noodle & Tomato Delight'
tantilizingtrip
24th Jan, 2013
lovely...nice ,I added a vanilla pod to cake mixture just to make it that more tasty..lovely!
taggs99
25th Nov, 2012
'LAMINGTONS' - just about every school in Australia has had a lamington drive to raise funds for the school.
esthersnook
25th May, 2012
4.05
Delicious but a little bit of a faff to decorate/finish (otherwise it would have been 5 stars)
rachelulu
28th Feb, 2012
5.05
Amazing, but very messy to make! I leave the sponge overnight to firm up before icing.
hurra03
26th Jan, 2012
"Lamingtons", dude
paradisehouse
26th Jan, 2011
Dary, you eat these for breakfast ?! Pinksandi, practically every cake will freeze perfectly and no one would be any the wiser. To defrost - take 'em out the freezer and leave them on rack until they've defrosted!
lucyfogarty
26th Sep, 2010
5.05
Whatever you call them, these are ace. I prepared a batch as a change from a regular birthday cake, piled them up and littered them with pretty candles. My little girl loved making them too - good fun, especially the icing and coconut rolling!

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