Isaac's chocolate coconut squares

Isaac's chocolate coconut squares

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Cooking time

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

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 16

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per square

kcalories
225
protein
2g
carbs
25g
fat
13g
saturates
9g
fibre
1g
sugar
18g
salt
0.34g

Ingredients

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the icing and decoration

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

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2006

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tanyakavanagh's picture
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Tasted nice but not sure it was worth the effort.. It is quite difficult to get the icing on the squares without them falling to pieces.

deb_aidt's picture

That is definately a lamington.

isabelle74's picture
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It is really nice, but I ended up only icing the top of the squares with the chocolate as it got really messy when I was dipping them into it. Any tip to get chocolate all over the squares without making a mess???

kraze42's picture

Ah hello - 'Isaac's chocolate coconut squares'?! I have no idea where you got that name from but these are lamingtons, practically the Australian national dish. I hope you'll change this recipe to the correct name (and give the correct origin of it)...

moomin's picture
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Great taste,easy to make great to sell for fund raising
grandchildren joined in thanks Moomin

lovelymaryjane's picture
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delicious

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