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
    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

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

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

For the icing and decoration

  • 100g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
    Chocolate

    Chocolate

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    Chocolate as we know it in pressed

  • 25g butter
    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 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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darryljt
17th Jul, 2010
Nice Lamintons. We of the great land down under consider these to be our national dish. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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pinksandi
17th May, 2010
once you've frozen them what'd you do to unfreeze them? will they not go soggy or anything?
cookkall
4th Nov, 2009
Is it possible to have this recipe broken down into measurements I can understand. I live in the US. I have searched everywhere for this recipe and this is the only one I could find.
laureana
16th Sep, 2009
4.05
i decided to go with the advice of just putting the icing on top (like a normal cake) as i am not very skilled in the kitchen, and i could see it all going wrong, then cut it into squares. a friend came round and argued that i haddent actually made it but bought it! i onlyn made it last night and its aaaaaallllllll gone!
gervais
5th Jul, 2009
This may look like a Lammington but the ratio of ingredients is all wrong as is the use of cocoa! So Jade,Aidt and Karen it is quite correct to call it something else!!
kanasnova
17th May, 2009
4.05
The cake was nice, soft, spongy and not too crumbly. But it was very messy when the chocolate icing started to get firm and I frantically trying to dip as much chocolate on the cake without them losing much texture. 100g of icing sugar maybe a little much, I would try to do with 80g and simmer the icing rather than until direct heat.
melissap
6th May, 2009
I don't think these are Lamingtons as the sponge in Lamingtons isn't chocolate.
aghajanc
19th Dec, 2008
My Australian friend has given me a great tip when making Lamingtons. Once sponge has completed cooled, cut them into the squares. Then freeze them. Once they are frozen, you can roll them into the chocolate and cocunut with not much mess at all, and once the sponge has defrosted, it is really moist.
jade123
15th Oct, 2008
Also for best results, so the sponge doesn't fall to pieces when icing use 1 day old sponge!
jade123
15th Oct, 2008
Hiya, These ARE Lamingtons!!!!! An Aussie cake please please give it the correct name!!!!

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