Double choc & coconut traybake

Pair creamy milk chocolate with coconut for a match made in heaven, then decorate with more coconut and a drizzle of white chocolate

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook:40 mins
    plus cooling and 1 hr 45 mins chilling
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 513
  • fat 35g
  • saturates 23g
  • carbs 41g
  • sugars 28g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 60g desiccated coconut
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 100g Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp coconut flavouring (optional, see tip below)
  • 200g milk or dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 200ml double cream
  • 40g white chocolate, melted
  • handful of coconut flakes, toasted, or desiccated coconut or sprinkles


Where to find coconut flavouring

You can find coconut flavouring in the baking section of some supermarkets, or online at specialist baking shops.


  1. Line a 22 x 28cm rectangular cake tin with baking parchment. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

  2. First, prepare the topping. Put the milk or dark chocolate pieces in a large heatproof bowl. Heat the double cream in a medium pan until just steaming, then slowly pour over the chocolate, whisking until the chocolate has melted and the mix is smooth. Leave to cool slightly, then chill for 1 hr 30 mins until soft, but still spoonable.

  3. Beat the butter, sugars and ¼ tsp salt together in a stand mixer or using an electric whisk for 5 mins, or until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the desiccated coconut, flour, yogurt and coconut flavouring, if using, and briefly beat until just combined. Spoon the mix into the tin, smooth the surface using the back of a spoon, then bake for 30 mins until golden and firm to the touch. Leave in the tin to cool completely.

  4. When fully cool, spread over the chocolate topping, then drizzle with the white chocolate and scatter over the toasted coconut flakes. Chill for around 15 mins until the topping is set. Cut into 12 squares, then serve.

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