Melt & Mix Chocolate Coconut Cake

Who doesn’t love a one bowl cake?  Especially a chocolate cake!  I love one bowl cakes, they are an ideal go to when you need to quickly put something together and they still look (and taste) impressive.  This is SUPER easy to make, and another great recipe you can make with a little helper.  As you may have noticed I love coconut and I can’t think of many better combinations than chocolate and coconut together.  This is a moist cake and is great served warm with vanilla ice cream.  Previously I’ve also topped it with chocolate fudge icing and a simple chocolate icing.  This time I tried it with sifted icing sugar which also worked well.  This is also from the Donna Hay Simply Essentials Chocolate book, which suggests icing it with a chocolate glaze.  It’s been a crazy few weeks at our place, so I haven’t yet tried some of the more complex recipes from the book – hoping to change that in a the coming weeks!  Enjoy x


250g butter melted

3/4 cup cocoa powder sifted

1 1/3 cups caster sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut

1 1/2 cups self raising flour sifted

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup milk

1 quantity chocolate glaze


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth
  • Pour into a 20cm square cake tine which has been lined with non stick baking paper
  • Bake for 1 hour or until cooked when tested with a skewer
  • Cool in tin for 10minutes then turn onto wire rack
  • When completely cool, spread with topping of your choice
Chocolate goodness for your monday afternoon

Chocolate goodness for your monday afternoon


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