Brown Stuff (Chocolate Slice) - Don't Be Put off by the Name !

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

The "Brown Stuff" name is what happened when Mama let Papa name the new recipe 35 years ago. Well, don't let the name put you off! It's an easy one and has become a *real* family favourite. Apparently it started life as a cake recipe of some sort which wouldn't quite work out right, so, liking the ingredients, she tinkered with it until she arrived at this. :) Pa's job was to come up with a name when she wrote it into the family recipe book.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the egg.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Bake in a sponge roll tin (approx 25cm x 40cm) for 20 minutes at 190°C (375°F).
  5. To make the topping: melt the butter then add the dry ingredients and mix well until combined.
  6. While still hot, ice/ glaze with topping mixture.
  7. The amount of icing sugar often seems to depend on the humidity of the season -- but also who in our household is making it. Some of us like a thicker layer of icing than others! You need just enough to make it nice and spreadable.:).
  8. Note: My sponge roll tin is a very very old one from my grandmother. It seems a funny size compared with my other metric sized ones. It doesn't really matter if your baking pan is a little bigger or smaller, everything should still turn out fine.:).


Most Helpful

Easy,yummy and my kids gobbled it up.Great recipe,thanks.

katej76 May 06, 2008

This was a nice, easy recipe, but got I wasn't sure of the intent with the topping due to lack of directions. I guessed & mixed everything together without melting the butter, but it was still extremely dry, so I added some water. Other than that, it turned out great & DH gives 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up, especially over icecream. Thanks Kiwidutch for sharing this recipe.

Heydarl August 21, 2007

Oh my, this 'brown stuff' is delicious. So easy to make too. For the topping I melted the butter, added the rest of the topping ingredients and mixed it well before spreading it on the still warm cooked base. Served pieces with a dollop of whipped cream on top! Decadent.

foodtvfan March 02, 2007

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