February 24, 2013

8*52 Choco-Coco-Squares

I used to hate (well, maybe not hate but strongly dislike) coconut.
Especially (if not exclusively) in combination with chocolate.
Totally strange and stupid, right?

Then, about 3 years ago, I suddenly loooooved the combination of coconut and chocolate.
I don't even remember what exactly changed my mind or why I even bothered trying it again.
But chocolate-coconut has been good to me ever since.

Even though this week's recipe is not very coconutty, it still adds nicely to the growing list of coconut-chocolate baking recipes.


150 g (2/3 cup) butter
2 eggs
300 ml (1 1/4 cups) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon sifted cocoa
450 ml (2 cups) flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
150 ml (2/3 cup) milk

75 g (5 tablespoons) butter
1-2 tablespoons cold coffee
1 tablespoon sifted cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
350 ml (1 1/2 cups) powdered sugar

coconut flakes
  • Melt the butter and let cool. Beat the eggs and sugar until yellow and thick. Alternating, add dry ingredients, milk, and melted butter. Pour into prepared 30 x 40 cm (12 x 16 in) cake pan. Bake in preheated oven at 175°C (350°F) for around 15 minutes on a low oven rack. Let cool.
  • For the frosting, melt the butter, stir in all frosting ingredients (except for the coconut flakes). Spread the frosting over the cake and sprinkle with coconut flakes. Cut into squares.
My modifications:

The taste:
Very yummy. Nothing crazy or extraordinary, but solidly good.

Any flavor combination that you used to dislike but now love? Or the other way around?

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