Isaac's chocolate coconut squares

Isaac's chocolate coconut squares

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(18 ratings)

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


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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  • 100g butter, softened



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten



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

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

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    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



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

For the icing and decoration

  • 100g plain chocolate, broken into pieces

    Chocolate ganache


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

  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • 100g desiccated coconut


  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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23rd Jan, 2020
THIS IS CALLED A LAMINGTON please don't call it a chocolate coconut square lmao
20th Feb, 2019
Ridiculously messy... I should have read the reviews first
1st Jun, 2016
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.
2nd Apr, 2013
arent these lamingtons?
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'
23rd Jan, 2020
literally though
24th Jan, 2013
lovely...nice ,I added a vanilla pod to cake mixture just to make it that more tasty..lovely!
25th Nov, 2012
'LAMINGTONS' - just about every school in Australia has had a lamington drive to raise funds for the school.
25th May, 2012
Delicious but a little bit of a faff to decorate/finish (otherwise it would have been 5 stars)
28th Feb, 2012
Amazing, but very messy to make! I leave the sponge overnight to firm up before icing.


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