Coconut and Chocolate Slice to celebrate a special week

Deserts and Sweets are something I generally avoid as much as I can. But there are celebrations that are special and they cannot be complete without something sweet tantalizing your taste buds. I don’t know what it is about sweets and celebrations; they just go hand in hand.

I did not want to bake a Cake as it can get too heavy and since both the husband and I are staying away from Sugar it would be a waste of time and energy to bake a huge cake and then also decorate it. I also did not have the time to make something so elaborate.  So I decided to make a very delicious “Coconut & Chocolate Slice” from Sonali’s beautiful blog Sugaretal.

IMG_1998The fact that it is so easy to make and all I had to do was mix everything together in stick it in the oven just pushed me further to bake the slice. And oh my god was I glad I made these. They tasted like little bites of heaven, a cross between a brownie and a cake and just like Sonali I couldn’t stop eating them. Infact for someone who claims to not eat deserts, I ended up polishing half of them in 2 days.

IMG_2001So while I finish the other half and celebrate what I am celebrating J You can go and check the recipe on Sonali’s blog or use the one mentioned below:

IMG_2004Ingredients (Cooking time 30 minutes, makes 16 slices)

150g butter, melted, cooled
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain flour
1/3 cup self-raising flour (I just used plain flour and added 1 tsp Baking powder)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup desiccated coconut

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20cm x 30cm rectangular pan and line with baking paper extending paper 2cm from edge of pan at long ends.
Place butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. Sift over flours and cocoa. Add 1/2 cup coconut. Stir to combine. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until firm to touch

Chocolate Icing
1 cup icing sugar mixture
1/4 cup cocoa powder
20g butter, finely chopped
2 tbsp. boiling water

Make Chocolate icing: Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a medium heatproof bowl. Add butter and boiling water. Stir until smooth. Spread hot slice with icing. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Set aside to cool completely in pan. Cut into pieces. Serve.


One thought on “Coconut and Chocolate Slice to celebrate a special week

  1. You stay away from desserts and sweets…how can we be friends 🙂 But since you made this despite avoiding sugar, we are friends again! I love your little bars more than mine…they look luscious and so decadent! I wish I had some at home right now! Thank you so much for the mention and for making these. Glad you enjoyed them!

    1. Ha Ha Sonali, you have to see my size to know why I avoid sweets 🙂 And your blog is full of tempting sweets/cakes. I couldn’t help but make this slice, it was so delicious.

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