Double choc & coconut traybake cut into squares

Double choc & coconut traybake

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 40 mins plus cooling and 1 hr 45 mins chilling


Makes 12 squares

Pair creamy milk chocolate with coconut for a match made in heaven, then decorate with more coconut and a drizzle of white chocolate

Nutrition and extra info

  • sponge only
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal513
  • fat35g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.4g


  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 3 large eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 60g desiccated coconut



    A large hairy, brown nut that grows on the coconut tree, found throughout the world's…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 100g Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp coconut flavouring (optional, see tip below)

For the topping

  • 200g milk or dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces

    Chocolate ganache


    Chocolate ganache is a combination of chocolate and double cream. It's simple to…

  • 200ml double cream
  • 40g white chocolate, melted
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

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    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…

  • handful of coconut flakes, toasted, or desiccated coconut or sprinkles



    A large hairy, brown nut that grows on the coconut tree, found throughout the world's…


  1. Line a 22 x 28cm rectangular cake tin with baking parchment. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

  2. First, prepare the topping. Put the milk or dark chocolate pieces in a large heatproof bowl. Heat the double cream in a medium pan until just steaming, then slowly pour over the chocolate, whisking until the chocolate has melted and the mix is smooth. Leave to cool slightly, then chill for 1 hr 30 mins until soft, but still spoonable.

  3. Beat the butter, sugars and ¼ tsp salt together in a stand mixer or using an electric whisk for 5 mins, or until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the desiccated coconut, flour, yogurt and coconut flavouring, if using, and briefly beat until just combined. Spoon the mix into the tin, smooth the surface using the back of a spoon, then bake for 30 mins until golden and firm to the touch. Leave in the tin to cool completely.

  4. When fully cool, spread over the chocolate topping, then drizzle with the white chocolate and scatter over the toasted coconut flakes. Chill for around 15 mins until the topping is set. Cut into 12 squares, then serve.

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