Swedish Chocolate Coffee Squares MPIC
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Swedish Chocolate Coffee Squares

A classic treat! These Swedish Chocolate Coffee Squares are great for snack or dessert.  Have them with coffee, tea -- or with your favorite wine!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 18
Calories: 210kcal
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:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F).
  • Combine eggs and sugar in a bowl. Mix until slightly golden in color.
  • 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).
  • Line a 9 x 13 rectangular cake pan with a baking sheet. Pour cake mixture on the lined cake pan.
  • Place in the lower part of the oven, for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Take the cake out of the oven and set aside to cool.

For the icing:

  • In a bowl, combine butter, espresso, cocoa powder, vanilla sugar and powdered sugar. Mix.


  • Using a spatula, spread the icing evenly on top of the cooled cake. 
  • Sprinkle the dried coconut on top of the icing.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to chill the icing.
  • Cut cake into squares. Serve.


Calories: 210kcal