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Swedish Chocolate Coffee Squares MPIC
Swedish Chocolate Coffee Squares
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
A classic treat! These Swedish Chocolate Coffee Squares are great for snack or dessert.  Have them with coffee, tea -- or with your favorite wine!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 18
Calories: 210 kcal
Author: Neriz
For the cake:
  • 150 grams butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 & 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 150 ml milk
For the icing:
  • 75 grams butter
  • 1 shot espresso (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup dried coconut flakes
For the cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F).

  2. Combine eggs and sugar in a bowl. Mix until slightly golden in color.

  3. Add vanilla sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, milk and melted butter, alternating between liquid and solid, while mixing with a hand mixer (or stand mixer).

  4. Line a 9 x 13 rectangular cake pan with a baking sheet. Pour cake mixture on the lined cake pan.

  5. Place in the lower part of the oven, for 35 to 40 minutes.

  6. Take the cake out of the oven and set aside to cool.

For the icing:
  1. In a bowl, combine butter, espresso, cocoa powder, vanilla sugar and powdered sugar. Mix.

  1. Using a spatula, spread the icing evenly on top of the cooled cake. 

  2. Sprinkle the dried coconut on top of the icing.

  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to chill the icing.

  4. Cut cake into squares. Serve.