I don't know about you guys but I have a love/hate relationship with coconut. Like accompanied with chocolate, which I strongly dislike. But fresh and drunk with a hipster-style straw, straight out of its fuzzy shell (or carton), I adore. It's either wonderfully soft and moist or annoyingly dry. And as much as it can disappoint me, like a moth is to a flame, I am utterly attracted to it. This slice is a mixture of the two; the best of both worlds really. The bottom chocolate part of the slice tends to be on the drier side but not overly dreary thanks to our friend raspberry jam. And the topping itself is heavenly airy, melting like butter on ones tongue. But the goodness doesn't stop there because there's also a slight crunch which comes from the smattering of coconut flakes dancing all golden-like on the top.

Suffice to say, the two combined are perfectly delicious.

Now I know what you're thinking.

"Didn't that crazy bitch just say she hates chocolate and coconut combined?"

Yes friends I did say that but I was referring to the confectioner kind. Plus this recipe calls for cocoa powder and not the solid or melted kind so it's completely different. And there is a thick layer of raspberry jam in the middle. And raspberry combined with chocolate trumps anything, on any given day. 

And for those of you with a keen eye you would have noticed that there is indeed a lack of coconut flakes dancing atop of said slice. Yes there are no flakes per se, just the shredded variety as I can't seem to find them. Correction, I do find them sporadically but when I actually need them, they always bloody vanish. Does anybody else have this problem? Or like most bizarre things, is it just me?

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 INGREDIENTS: 
[ For the base ]
126g butter
1 egg, lightly whisked
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup raspberry jam

[ For the coconut ]
2 eggs, lightly whisked
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F and line a small square cake pan with baking paper.
Beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy.
Add the egg and beat until incorporated fully.
Mix in the cocoa and flour and once combined spread into the cake pan, making sure to smooth the surface flat.
Bake for around 10 minutes or until firm then set aside to cool.
For the coconut whisk the eggs and sugar in a large bowl.
Add flour and desiccated coconut and mix until well combined.
Back to the cake pan, spread a layer of jam on the base, making sure to cover the entire surface equally.
Spoon the coconut mixture on top of the raspberry jam and once smooth sprinkle with flaked coconut.
Bake for around 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
To serve simply cut into squares.

Et voila.
I don't know about you guys but I have a love/hate relationship with coconut. Like accompanied with chocolate, which I strongly dislike. But fresh and drunk with a hipster-style straw, straight out of its fuzzy shell (or carton), I adore. It's either wonderfully soft and moist or annoyingly dry. And as much as it can disappoint me, like a moth is to a flame, I am utterly attracted to it. This slice is a mixture of the two; the best of both worlds really. The bottom chocolate part of the slice tends to be on the drier side but not overly dreary thanks to our friend raspberry jam. And the topping itself is heavenly airy, melting like butter on ones tongue. But the goodness doesn't stop there because there's also a slight crunch which comes from the smattering of coconut flakes dancing all golden-like on the top.

Suffice to say, the two combined are perfectly delicious.

Now I know what you're thinking.

"Didn't that crazy bitch just say she hates chocolate and coconut combined?"

Yes friends I did say that but I was referring to the confectioner kind. Plus this recipe calls for cocoa powder and not the solid or melted kind so it's completely different. And there is a thick layer of raspberry jam in the middle. And raspberry combined with chocolate trumps anything, on any given day. 

And for those of you with a keen eye you would have noticed that there is indeed a lack of coconut flakes dancing atop of said slice. Yes there are no flakes per se, just the shredded variety as I can't seem to find them. Correction, I do find them sporadically but when I actually need them, they always bloody vanish. Does anybody else have this problem? Or like most bizarre things, is it just me?

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 INGREDIENTS: 
[ For the base ]
126g butter
1 egg, lightly whisked
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup raspberry jam

[ For the coconut ]
2 eggs, lightly whisked
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F and line a small square cake pan with baking paper.
Beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy.
Add the egg and beat until incorporated fully.
Mix in the cocoa and flour and once combined spread into the cake pan, making sure to smooth the surface flat.
Bake for around 10 minutes or until firm then set aside to cool.
For the coconut whisk the eggs and sugar in a large bowl.
Add flour and desiccated coconut and mix until well combined.
Back to the cake pan, spread a layer of jam on the base, making sure to cover the entire surface equally.
Spoon the coconut mixture on top of the raspberry jam and once smooth sprinkle with flaked coconut.
Bake for around 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
To serve simply cut into squares.

Et voila.

91 comments

  1. I don't even know how you do it, but your baking makes me want to hire you as my personal baker (and I'm not even so big on sweets and pastries I would ever need one)! This just looks amazing. Delish. I'm loving the photos and how you wrote the recipe on one, looks so neat :)

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  2. The ingredients I love and weak for this is amazing all put together into a bar shape delicious recipe.

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  3. Well that looks incredible! Can I have some please!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  4. Oh yum this looks and sounds delicious! I love coconut and chocolate, separately and together...this is the kind of recipe I'd enjoy! :)

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  5. I've a weakness for coconut & I love anything with it, dear. These are some awesome bakes! xoxo
    Luxury Haven

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  6. This looks really good!
    Bisous,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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  7. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing! <3

    I have a new outfit post on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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  8. My mouth is watering! I am a sucker for anything coconut! Saving this recipe!!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  9. My relation with coco is just love!! I love every single thing with coco... I dream about coco!!! This weekend this cake will be on my belly.
    Kisses
    Fashion Avenue
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  10. Mmm this looks so good, I love coconut, you've made me very hungry reading this.
    Following you, can't wait for more

    Meme xx

    http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/ (Hope to see you around on my blog <3)

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  11. Looks so delicious! I can't wait to try it!

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  12. If only I could reach into my monitor and grab a piece. These look absolutely scrumptious!

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    1. I pray for such a day! Hehehe! Someone hurry up and invent this already xx

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  13. Oh wow, this is stunning. Looks so delicious! I'm not much of a cook/baker so I always admire people who are able to pull of such dazzling recipes.

    Z. | J. POTTER

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  14. I love almost everything that have coconut but not in shampoo and conditioner, This looks delicious. Thanks so much. I hope you get better already Sonia. I am not quite good yet still taking my every 4 hours medicine.

    Xo Tanya
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    1. Hahaha Tanya I love it in beauty products most of all! I hope you're a little better by now. I seem to have gotten my voice back, just need to shake off this pesky cough xx

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  15. that looks divine babe, and i love your plates! especially that square one - where did you get that?

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Well if I'm not mistaken, and you'll never guess where either, but I think it was at a Beville's one Boxing Day sale, many, many moons ago! Totally random, I know xx

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  16. What are yo doing to me Sonia.. this is not good for my sugar cravings, haha. They look heavenly and I love anything with coconut! I can't wait to try your recipe, I just hope I can make it as appetizing as yours! Thanks for sharing hun <3

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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    1. Let me know how you go then Christine, if you do go ahead with the recipe! xx

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  17. This food porn is AMAZING. I am so loving the raspberry flavor in this recipe.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
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  18. I am coming over right now! These look soo yummy! I'll have to try your recipe asap!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  19. I think I just drooled on my keyboard. :) Thank goodness for Pinterest...pinned!

    -Jessica
    www.wearitforless.com

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  20. Those....look....amazing.

    Definitely pinning this one. I love coconut and I can practically taste those just by looking at the photos.

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  21. Those look delicious!!

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  22. Yummm! Looks soooooooooooo good :)) Have you ever tried a coconut popsicle, it is one of my favorite sweet treats. I will pass on this recipe to my baker friends so that they can bake them for me, lol! Hope you have an awesome weekend.

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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    1. I can't say that I have Tania, I'll have to look for one tomorrow because I am mighty curious! xx

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  23. I don't like coconut alone.....but this cake seems really good. Nice suggestion Sonia! Now I follow you also on Twitter....hope you follow me back!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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  24. It look delicious, I am drooling here!

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  25. Hi Sonia! Nope, I dont have your problem, I mean Im a huge coconut lover in all the ways it could be used, prepared and even as scent on perfumes lol!:) So now, you can imagine my reaction seeing your delicious slices, yummy indeed! Plus, I think raspberry jam gives them an extra flavor. Im making breakfast and would be nice to get them!:) So happy to see your recipe Sonia, always enjoy them!:) Many hugs! xo

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    1. I actually like coconut in beauty products too Lilli! xx

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  26. It looks so yummy!!!! I love coconut!!!!
    Happy friday Sonia!
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  27. I need to try this , yum ! :)

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  28. Oh my god! I want to eat that right now!!! Seriously awesome and deliciously!

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  29. haha, I can totally relate to the love/hate with coconut. I love the flavor, but I can't just eat little chunks of it like they sell in the produce section. And lol about the chocolate and coconut combo! These really do look delicious and I wish my sister was around to make them for me, she loves to bake! hehe

    xoDale

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  30. Oh my, you are totally killing me with this recipe! The raspberry coconut slice looks divine and so delicious! I am not a big fan of coconuts either, but in some combinations they do taste heavenly!

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  31. I'll be dreaming about this! It just looks so delicious :o

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  32. Oh my gosh, these looks absolutely delish!! I'm craving some now! :)
    ♥Natalie
    Yours Truly, NY


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  33. Oh man, this looks great! I love coconut and chocolate together though.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  34. Not a big fan of a strong coconut taste but these sound and look amazing!! :)

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
    twitter.com/floralandsmiles

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  35. Ehrmahgerd! I have a love/hate relationship with coconut too, but this one looks like a winner:)

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  36. i feel ya! I love drinking coconut milk and eating coconut flavored sweets, but I just can't seem to like coconut water.. these coconut squares look heavenly though!
    www.samanthamariko.com

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  37. DELICIOUS ! :D

    saralookbook.blogspot.com

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  38. This is mouth watering! Thank you for sharing the recipe sonia. :)

    xx Janelle
    http://www.stylesandprints.net

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  39. This looks so tasty! And your food photography is so on point :)

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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    1. Thank you Milly, I'm quite content with how they turned out xx

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  40. OH MY! These look delicious! I love coconut...so will try to make these soon :D
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  41. i know what you're talking about. i love mint. i love chocolate. i hate them both together. hahaha i don't like coconut, but my mom LOVES it. she would love these.
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  42. I get what you mean about the love hate relationship, so funny. Love coconut nonetheless and this recipe sounds yummy!

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  43. Ughh this looks sooooo good! I want to eat it right now. I never thought about it either, but in certain instances I don't like coconut and chocolate together. But these are definitely in the yay category :)

    Mili

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  44. I love coconut! So drool worthy!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  45. Thanks for this valuable recipe.
    I love your blog I hope you will like mine 

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  46. Haha yes great minds Sonia! I have to admit that I love coconut even wth chocolat. Have you ever tried Mozart Kugeln (balls)? I just love them. These cake looks heavenly and no I don't think you're a crazy bitch lol! I want to eat it badly but sadly I have a gluten intolerance. Happy Saturday sweetheart!

    xx glamdevils.com / miradevils.blogspot.com

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    1. I am not familiar with those Mira, no, what are they?! xx

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  47. This looks so delicious and heavenly. I can't wait to try it!

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  48. This looks utterly delicious, Sonia! The photography is fantastic and the food itself looks so tasty. Funnily enough, as much as I drool over coconut, I don't often eat it.. I think that may have more to do with my location than my personal taste though! :) I hope your weekend is going well and that you're feeling a little better now. My flu seems to be subsiding now, although emphasis is on the 'seems' haha.

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    1. Aww thank you Gabrielle. And I hope it's practically vanished now as this reaches you. I'm much better except for the annoying, lingering cough. xx

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  49. Hi Sonia:)
    I too have a love/hate relationship with coconut but it's a bit different than yours. I don't know if you have Mounds or Almond Joy bars in Australia but we do have them here and I LOVE them. Ironically though I dislike Chocolate and Coconut on, in or together any other way. Go figure!!!

    However, as you mentioned, cocoa is a whole new horse of a different color. Cocoa, raspberry AND coconut, yes, yes!!! I can definitely relate. You make it look so beautiful though, and make it sound so easy, I may just want to oogle it for a while before contemplating the though of how to eat it. Devour or nibble???

    Thank you so much for sharing, Sonia...I may dream about these bars tonight:)

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    1. No we don't have them here but I am aware of them, more by name than actual contents though. Sweet dreams Louise xx

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  50. Looks amazing! Coconut is my favorite <3

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  51. wow, so yummy!!
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  52. This would be the perfect dessert for me today! Looks so delicious and beautifully photographed.

    www.LUXESSED.com

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  53. This looks SO tasty! I remember at school my favourite dessert was coconut sponge...so good! x

    Josie’s Journal

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  54. Like you I also have a love hate relationship with coconut. I actually don't really like it if I drink it fresh but love it with chocolate!! Hahaha opposites attract ;)
    This recipe looks and sounds divine - and raspberries are one of my favorite things. Must try it out! Mmmm Sam will be pleased I found this recipe!

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    1. Yes Jade! Please do and please let me know how they turned out too xx

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  55. Hello Sonia, it sure sounds like we are on the same page when it comes to coconut. I LURVE coconut drink. Like those really refreshing ones from the coconut shell with soft translucent whitish flesh and drunk with a straw. I absolutely lurve those. I'm on the fence with coconut milk. I like them in some desserts and not quite so in others. And I absolutely dislike dessicated coconut. But there was once I ate a muffin and found the crispy part really delicious, to which the storeowner told me that's coconut and it looks just like what I see here. some coconut flakes on top and they do add some crazy nice texture to the whole cake. In fact, your raspberry coconut slice looks really delicious and I wouldn't even think the coconut would make it as bad as those coconut we dislike. The fruity tang makes a lot of difference too!

    Jo
    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

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  56. Gosh these look so yummy! I am literally useless at baking though - I'm not joking when I say that today I failed at making rice crispy cakes... you know where you melt chocolate and combine them with the breakfast cereal? Yup, I ruined them. xx

    Eärendil

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  57. Okay whaat that looks so good! I've never tried raspberry and coconut together but I have no doubt it's delicious

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  58. Sonia , i love your blog, your recipes are amazing and look so delicious and yum! I'm the biggest coconut fan and i can't miss this one.. Definitely will try it. Thank you for sharing it!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  59. Miam ! It looks delicious ^^

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  60. O
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    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  61. First of all , thanks for sharing , it looks so delicious I love it. I cannot wait to try. YUM!!!

    xxx

    www.noragouma.com

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  62. Sonia this cake looks absolutely scrumptious!!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  63. oh boy i could go for this right about now

    Buckets & Spades

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