Classic chocolate and coconut slice


If you’re looking for a sweet treat to fight off that mid-afternoon slump, you can’t go past this classic Aussie slice. 

Using simple ingredients, it tastes amazing – sweet and chocolatey, with that yummy crunch of toasted desiccated coconut. It will be sure to pick you up, and impress any unexpected visitors too!



  • 150g butter, melted and 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
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, lightly toasted


  • 1.5 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 20g butter, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons extra desiccated coconut for sprinkling


1. Preheat oven to 160C and grease and line a 20 x 30cm lamington tray with baking paper.

2. In a mixing bowl, stir together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Sift in flour and cocoa powder, and add half a cup of coconut, stir until combine then pour into prepared pan and spread evenly.

3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm.

4. For the icing, sift icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add butter and boiling water and stir, adding a little more water if you find it’s too thick.

5. Spread icing over base and sprinkle with remaining coconut. Refrigerate until set.

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