Chocolate Coconut Squares

Makes 20
Chocolate Coconut Squares
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  • 3 eggs
  • 250 g Siúcra Granulated Sugar
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 20 g cocoa powder
  • 4 g baking powder
  • 100 ml water
  • 100 g butter or margarine
  • Coconut paste
  • 75 g butter or margarine
  • 125 g desiccated coconut
  • 150 g Siúcra Icing Sugar
  • 2 small eggs
  • Decoration
  • Siúcra Icing Sugar

Grease a small baking pan (about 20 x 30 cm) and sprinkle with flour.

Beat the eggs and sugar until fluffy. Combine the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and stir into the mixture.

Bring the water and butter/margarine to the boil and add the chocolate mixture.

Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the lower part of the oven for 20 minutes at 200°C.

Combine all the ingredients for the coconut paste in a saucepan and simmer until the paste thickens, stirring constantly.

Remove the cake from the oven and raise the heat to 225°C. Spread the coconut paste over the chocolate cake and bake at the centre of the oven for a further 10 minutes until golden.

Allow the cake to cool, then cut into pieces.

Dust the cake with icing sugar before serving.

Ideal for freezing.