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April 15, 2011

Sweet Treat — Chocolate Slice

Chocolate Slice

Here’s the recipe for one of my favorite slices. It’s my father’s favorite too. It’s simple and easy to make and always goes well with a cup of tea or coffee.

250g butter (2.2 sticks/8.8 ounces)
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 T golden syrup
2 cups flour
1 cup coconut
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch salt
chocolate icing (frosting) and extra coconut for decoration

Melt butter, sugar, cocoa and golden syrup in a large saucepan. Do not let the mixture boil. Let it cool then add flour, coconut, baking powder and salt.

Press into a greased and baking paper lined tin and bake at 180C (350F) for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool for another ten minutes. Ice (frost) with chocolate icing. Sprinkle with extra coconut. Cut into squares and store in an airtight tin.

Shelley’s notes:
1. This recipe comes from Seasons, a year of fabulous food by Annabelle White
2. I use the normal bake setting rather than fan bake. If you use fan bake reduce the cooking time.
3. I like to add chopped cranberries or walnut pieces to the mix for a variation. (You’ve probably noticed by now that I like cranberries and add dried cranberries to everything!)

Do you have any favorite slices you like to eat/bake?


  1. formatie nunta

    This slice looks incredible good and i am sure it tastes delicious, am i right? Definetly i will try this recipe soon, thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Ella Gray

    Yum! I love chocolate and coconut, so I will have to make this. In fact, if I had all the ingredients right now it would be my breakfast. Thanks Shelley!

  3. Maria D.

    Looks good! I made some buttermilk chocolate brownies earlier this week with a buttermilk chocolate frosting and they are um-um good! Everyone else liked them too :grin:

  4. Lydia K

    Boy do I wish I had some of that right now. :)

  5. Shelley Munro

    It is very delicious. My father always says I don’t make enough or accuses me of snacking before I arrive at his house with his chocolate slice.

  6. Savannah Chase

    ohh yummy, how can you go wrong with chocolate.

  7. Debra

    This looks delicious. Love the coconut in it. I’m going to try these. Thanks!

  8. Shelley Munro

    Savannah – I agree. It’s difficult to go wrong with chocolate!

    Debra – Let me know how you go.

  9. Mary Kirkland

    That sounds really good. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Heather

    Looks good, Shelley! Plus, it’s chocolate. :grin: