Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the NZ Women's Division of Federated Farmers Cookbook in 1965.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the butter and sugar, add egg and then the dry ingredients.
  2. Put half the mixture into a flat tin and spread with a hot knife.
  3. Mix the filling and spread over the cake mixture in the tin.
  4. Cover with the remaining cake mixture.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes.


Most Helpful

Doubled the mixture,,iced the top with chocolate butter cream and a sprinkle of coconut on top,, Great Snack or Sweet after Dinner,,,will make again,,all to easy,,,,Thank you...

frankinpayyaya November 09, 2016

I doubled the recipe and made this for dessert tonight and to celebrate my silver trophy win at{Left a thread in EE if you'd like to read what I won and how}. I used nearly 5 tbsps. of cocoa powder, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of melted butter, 2 eggs, 2 tsps. of baking powder and 2 cups of all purpose flour. For the filling, I used 1 cup of grated fresh coconut, 1 cup of milk and 2 tbsps. of icing sugar. I baked this at 180C for 40 minutes and then let it sit inside the closed heated oven for 1 hour 15 minutes. It tasted yummy when I served it warm. Very very tasty! Thanks for a great dessert. My guests packed and took some home too:)

Charishma_Ramchandani January 02, 2005

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