Foolproof, delicious, cheap and easy to create - this much loved recipe was my 80 year old mother's


  • 1 cup sifted SR flour,

  • 1/4 cup sifted cocoa,

  • 1 egg,

  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut,

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence,

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 125g butter

  • ICING:

  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar

  • 1/4 cup sifted cocoa

  • 30g butter, melted

  • Extra hot water (added by dessertspoon) until spreading consistency

  • Handful of coconut


  • 1.

    Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.

  • 2.

    Turn off heat, add brown sugar and stir well.

  • 3.

    Beat in the egg and vanilla essence

  • 4.

    Add the flour and cocoa and coconut stir well to combine

  • 5.

    Place in a well greased slice pan and bake at 180 degrees for approximately 25 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

  • 6.

    Ice while hot and sprinkle a handful of coconut over the icing.

  • 7.

    Cut into slices when cool.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 365kj
  • Fat Total 20g
  • Saturated Fat 13g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 46g
  • Sugar 30g
  • Sodium 18mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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A beautifully simple recipe, ideal for families or someone who wants a recipe that works and works deliciously

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