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Friday, 21 June 2013

Quick and Easy Chocolate Slice


When you've recovering from a migraine, and feeling really rough coming down with a heavy cold, it's not the best idea to bake with the help of 3 tired and grumpy children. However, my kitchen, sanity and children are still all intact and we made a delicious Quick and Easy Chocolate Slice.

This recipe would be fab for last minute cake stall baking, class parties or just for a treat in lunchboxes or after school. It is easy to mix, quick to cook and you can vary the icing to suit your tastes. I've added orange or peppermint extract to the icing before to make a Choc-mint or Choc-orange Slice. 

Quick and Easy Chocolate Slice

125g butter, softened but not melted
220g light soft brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large free range egg
75g plain flour
35g self raising flour
2 Tblsp cocoa powder

Icing:
160g icing sugar
2 Tblsp cocoa powder
1 Tblsp softened butter
2 Tblsp hot water

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan. Grease and line a swiss roll tin, mine measures 20cm x 30cm. Beat the butter and sugar together until pale then add the egg. Beat until completely incorporated then sift over the flours and cocoa powder.

Dollop the mixture into the tin and spread until an even layer is achieved. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in the tin. Once the slice is completely cool make the icing.

Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Combine the butter and hot water then add to the dry ingredients. Stir until the mixture reaches a spreadable consistency.


7 comments:

  1. Love your pretty flower decorations Michelle, very Mary Quant:-)

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  2. Mmm sound delicious will be trying these later :-)

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  3. Yum! Loving the flower decorations too!

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  4. I'm reading this with a coffee in hand and my mouth is now watering!! LOL they look gorgeous :)

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  5. Is the amount of sugar correct, that is 220g? It seems an awful lot for the amount of flour in the recipe.

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    1. Not my recipe, but will surely be trying this one. The sugar quantity to flour ratio would give you more of a fudge texture. If I had not of already made Muffins, cupcakes, cookies and sausage rolls this weekend I would go and whip these up now.

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  6. The flowers you made on them are just lovely!

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