Chocolate Slice


Diving into this chocolate slice is a delightful journey into the heart of baking, where you meld melted butter with sugar, egg, and vanilla to create a chewy base, topped with a simple yet irresistible chocolate icing. This Australian classic is not only a joy to make but also offers versatility in serving and storage, promising a treat that’s rich, indulgent, and perfect for any occasion.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

22 minutes


This recipe yields about 16 pieces.


  • Flour: 1 cup (120g / 4.23oz)
  • Cocoa powder: 1/4 cup (25g / 0.88oz)
  • Desiccated coconut: 1/2 cup (45g / 1.59oz), plus extra for topping
  • Sugar: 3/4 cup (150g / 5.29oz)
  • Butter: 1/2 cup (115g / 4oz), melted
  • Egg: 1, large
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp (5ml)
  • Icing sugar: 1 cup (125g / 4.41oz) for icing
  • Margarine: 2 tbsp (30g / 1.06oz) for icing
  • Hot water: 2-3 tbsp (30-45ml) for icing


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) and line a 19x29 cm (7.5"x11.5") slice pan with baking paper.
  • Sift together the flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl. Add the desiccated coconut and sugar, mixing well.
  • In a separate bowl, melt the butter and whisk in the sugar until dissolved. Add the egg and vanilla extract, combining well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and fold together gently until just combined.
  • Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake for about 22 minutes, or until firm.
  • Allow the slice to cool completely before icing.
  • For the icing: Sift together icing sugar and cocoa. Mix in margarine and gradually add hot water until smooth and spreadable.
  • Spread the icing over the cooled slice and sprinkle with extra coconut. Let set before cutting into pieces.

This chocolate slice recipe is the epitome of indulgence, marrying the chewy texture of the base with the rich, glossy icing on top. Whether you’re sharing at a party or enjoying a slice with your afternoon tea, this treat is sure to impress. Its ease of preparation and delightful taste make it a must-try for any chocolate lover.

Nutritional Information (Approx)

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 85mg

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