This is another Old Fashioned Favourite! I have no idea where the recipe came from. It may be one of my nana’s, but I can’t remember her making it. It is just one of those recipes that seems to have always been around!

Chocolate slice

I have made it quickly when I need something easy to take somewhere. The great thing about it is that you put the icing on when the slice is warm so you can take it where ever you are going straight away. Let it cool so it is easier to slice, or better yet pop it in a fridge (I prefer it cold) and by the time the mains are over, you can cut it into any size you want.

This is a large portion for my 25cm by 35cm slice tin (about 50 – 60 pieces) but you can halve it if you don’t want to make that much. After cutting you can freeze it into portions, so it is fantastic for lunch boxes and great for when friends pop over unexpected, you will always have something yummy to have with a cuppa.

Chocolate Slice

Ingredients (Slice)

3 cups of Self Raising Flour (375g) (Gluten Free Flour also works well)

1 ½ cups of coconut (150g)

1 cup castor sugar (200g)

½ of cocoa (50g)

350g unsalted butter

2 eggs

Chocolate Icing

500g icing sugar

½ of cocoa (50g)

100g of unsalted butter

3 – 5 tablespoons of warm water

Method

1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Line baking tin with baking paper (25cm by 35cm).

3. Mix all dry ingredients

Chocolate Slice

Make sure all the dry ingredients are combined well before adding butter and eggs.

4. Melt butter and beat in eggs and add to dry mixture.

5. Combine all ingredients well and press into a large slice tin.

6. Bake in oven for 15 minutes.

7. Ice with chocolate Icing when slice is still warm and sprinkle with coconut.*

8. Place in the fridge to cool, slice (about 50 to 60 pieces) and eat!

chocolate slice

Umm, a few pieces when missing before I took the picture!

Icing Method

1. Place icing, cocoa and soft butter into a bowl and beat well.

2. Gradually add water to make into an icing paste.*

Chocolate Slice

Make sure the icing isn’t too runny!

NB* Make sure you don’t make the icing runny as you will be spreading it on a warm slice and it will melt onto the slice. (this makes it set well)

Thermomix

Thermomix Method

1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Line baking tin with baking paper (25cm by 35cm).

3. Place butter in mixing bowl and melt 2 minutes/Varoma/speed 2.

4. Add all other slice ingredients and mix 30 seconds/ speed 5. (you will have to use the spatial to help it move around)

Chocolate Slice

A few times I have made this it has come up error as the blade can’t move… oops! I just poured it all out and squished it together in the slice tin and it was still perfect!

5. Turn Mixing bowl upside down and pour our all ingredients (turning the blade on the bottom will help everything come out) into prepared tin and scarp. (I usually squish all the ingredients together with my hands to make sure they are all combined)

6. Press into prepared tin.

Chocolate Slice

Before.

7. Bake in oven for 15 minutes.

Chocolate Slice

After

8. Ice with chocolate Icing when slice is still warm and sprinkle with coconut.*

9. When completely cool, slice (about 50 – 60 pieces) and eat!

Icing Method

1. Place icing, cocoa and soft butter into mixing bowl, mix for 20 seconds/speed 3.

2. Add 3 tablespoons of water to make into an icing paste. Mix for 30 seconds/speed 5, adding more water if needed.*

NB* Make sure you don’t make the icing runny as you will be spreading it on a warm slice and it will melt onto the slice (this makes it set well)

Chocolate slice

I hope that you like my version of this yummy slice! Please feel free to comment or ask me for recipes, I’d love to hear from you!

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz x