Chocolate fudge squares

By admin
14 March 2016

Stock up on these chocolate oat and coconut cakes with their chocolate icing for school holidays or bake a batch when you have a large crowd to cater for.

Makes 50 · Preparation time: 15 min · Baking time: 20-30 min

SQUARES

  • 500 ml (2 c) cake flour
  • 30 ml (2 T) cocoa powder
  • 10 ml (2 t) baking powder
  • 500 ml (2 c) oats
  • 500 ml (2 c) desiccated coconut
  • 250 ml (1 c) sugar
  • 350 g butter or hard margarine,
  • melted

ICING

  • 500 ml (2 c) icing sugar
  • 10 ml (2 t) cocoa powder
  • 10 ml (2 t) butter or margarine, melted
  • 50 ml hot water

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1 SQUARES Preheat the oven to 190 °C. Grease two 19 cm square baking tins with butter or margarine.

2 Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Add the oats, coconut and sugar and mix well.

3 Stir in the butter or margarine and mix well.

4 Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins, pressing it down firmly. Bake for 20 to 30minutes or until done and firm but still soft.

5 Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly until firm enough to spread the icing on top.

6 ICING Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder together. Add the butter or margarine and hot water and mix to form a stiff paste.

7 Spread the icing over the cake while still hot. Leave to cool completely and cut into squares.

8 Store the squares in airtight containers. They’ll keep for about a week.

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