Chocolate Slice

This recipe is from my neighbour (well my parents neighbour) Mrs Beckman. She is a dear friend and when we go to visit she always has a delicious baked treat waiting for me and the kids.

This chocolate slice is one of our favourites and one of the most requested recipes from all the kids. It is fudgy and dense but not rich. A speedy, one bowl slice to whip up for afternoon tea and you ice it as soon as it comes out of the oven so there is less pestering from impatient children.

chocolate slice

115g unsalted butter, melted
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup self-raising flour
20g extra unsalted butter, melted
1 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons extra cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a small slice tray with baking paper.

Mix together the melted butter, egg, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and flour together. Pour into the baking tin and bake for 25 minutes or until cooked.

Mix together the extra butter, icing sugar and extra cocoa powder and add enough hot water to make a smooth icing. Spread onto the slice while the slice is still hot.

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2 Responses to Chocolate Slice

  1. Tanya says:

    Hey Nat
    You lovingly served this up to us the other day at your place. So now I am going to give it a go but on wholemeal flour for my boistrous crew.
    I’ll let you know how it goes.

  2. Ang says:

    I grew up with a very similar family recipe. We called it Chinese Chews and it also contained coconut, sultanas and a dollop of golden syrup … Delicious!

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