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Author Notes: This is my variation on a myriad of other chocolate caramel slice recipes I have seen over the years, with a fool-proof thick caramel layer and the addition of coconut for a little extra texture and flavor - although you can make it without. My Mum used to make something similar when I was growing up we fondly called 'goo cake' - my one has all of the 'goo' you could possibly want! —From The Kitchen
Makes: 25 pieces
grams butter, softened
cup caster sugar
teaspoon vanilla extract
cup good quality dark cocoa powder
cups plain flour
teaspoon baking powder
cup desiccated coconut
sweetened condensed milk
caramel sweetened condensed milk
tablespoon golden syrup
- Preheat oven to 180?C (350?F).
- Line the base and sides of a 28 x 21cm (or similar) slice tin with baking paper.
- In a big bowl beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract until pale and soft
- Add cocoa, flour, baking powder and coconut, and mix well.
- Press 3/4 of the mix into the tin and smooth firmly with the back of a tablespoon. Pop in the fridge while you prepare the rest.
- Mix condensed milk, caramel, butter and golden syrup in a microwave proof bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate while you do the dishes!
- Pour caramel mix over base and sprinkle over remaining base mixture.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through.
- Cool, slice in tin, then hide it in the cupboard - don't say I didn't warn you!