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Melt-and-Mix Chocolate Coconut Cake


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Last week I baked 2 cakes, but forgot to photograph one. A little annoyed, so I will have to make the other one again and photograph it for you all. The reason for 2 cakes in 1 week was birthdays at work. This chocolate and coconut one was made for our newest staff member, Emma who on her third day of work celebrated her birthday!

I needed an easy recipe that I could whip up quickly the night before in the little space of time I had between going to the gym and getting my beauty sleep.
Donna Hay to the rescue! This is from her book: Modern Classics Book 2.
It tasted like a giant brownie, my boss ended up calling it a giant muffin. So simple to make you don't even need to get the electric mixer dirty.

Melt-and-Mix Chocolate Coconut Cake
By Donna Hay

250g butter, melted
3/4 sifted cocoa powder
1 1/3 caster sugar
3 eggs
1.5 cups desiccated coconut
1.5 cups plain flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk

1. Preheat the oven to 180
°C (350°F).
2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
3. Pour into a greased 24cm (9.5 inch) round cake tin lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 50 minutes.
4. Dust with cocoa or icing sugar, you can serve warm or cold with thick (double) cream.

Serves 8-10

Voila! Bon App├ętit!


Wow... looks good. It ALL looks good. I'm getting hungry!

[crazed look, eyes turning red]


Thanks ID. Nice to know there is another Raving Rabbid fan out there ;)

This cake looks fantastic! I love any dessert that is both tasty and easy!

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I love Donna Hay. An awesome addition to this recipe is to add a cup of white chocolate melts and a little more milk to the ingredients. It just makes it a little more moist, very nice!! And then I crumble cherry ripe over the top of a nice chocolate icing to finish it off. It's a favourite for sure!

I know this post is really old but I just made this cake and it's wonderful! :-D

I used shredded coconut instead cos that's all I had but it didn't make a difference really. The cake is so nice and moist and chocolatey :-)

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