Saturday, 3 July 2010

Weekend Cooking: Chocolate Squares or An Old Favourite

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 Summer 2010 037 I love finding new recipes I really do. But sometimes I also like to go back to old favourites. This recipe is written down in my book of recipes and I don’t know where I got it from. I do know I’ve been making it since junior high. I especially love the icing on it. This time I made it with egg substitute. It was okay, but in this case I think real eggs would be a lot better, wish I could use them.

 

Recipe (all measurements are metric):

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Butter and breadcrumbs for the pan

50g butter

2 eggs

2dl sugar

3dl all purpose flour

2tbsp coco powder

2tsp baking powder

1dl hot water

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Icing:

3dl powdered sugar

1tbsp coco powder

3tbsp melted butter

5tbsp strong cold coffee

2tsp vanilla sugar

coconut flakes

 

1. Turn the oven to 225C

2. Butter and breadcrumb the pan (I use a rectangular pan)

3. Melt butter and let it cool. Whisk eggs and sugar until well. Mix in flour, coco powder and baking powder. Add to egg and sugar mixture.

4. Add butter and water. Pour the mixture into the pan.

5. Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cake is firm when tested (my oven required a lot more time). Let it cool in the pan.

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6. Mix all the icing ingredients until the sugar melts. Pour it over the cake and sprinkle it with the coconut flakes. Cut the cake to appropriate squares depending on what you want.

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The icing and coconuts are really what make this cake and I would use the icing for other things than this cake. It is so incredibly easy to make and is very yummy!

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8 comments:

caite said...

coconut and chocolate are a lovely combination. yum

Rikki said...

Sounds lovely. What exactly is egg substitute? I saw the packaging that said "no egg" on yuour pic. Is it some kind of powder?

Vicki said...

Wow!! I love chocolate and my husband loves coconut. This would be great for both of us!

Beth F said...

Let me just add my voice to the coconut chocolate combination. I think I'd just go ahead and use the real eggs..

Zee said...

Rikki~~Egg substitute is a powder that I use because I am allergic to eggs. It is a vegan product. I use a brand called Orgran from Australia.

JoAnn said...

No wonder this is one you keep coming back too - it looks delicious! I love chocolate and coconut.

Chris said...

Mmm, that looks good!

bermudaonion said...

I bet my husband would love this!