Wagon Wheel Slice

"Decadent wee slice that tastes as nice as it looks. Found in the 'Super Food Ideas' magazine, June 2012."
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Kiwi Kathy photo by Kiwi Kathy
photo by Kiwi Kathy photo by Kiwi Kathy
Ready In:
12 pieces




  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius Grease a 3c deep 16cm x 26cm slice pan. Line base and sides with baking papaer, extending paper 2cm from edge on all sides.
  • Using an elextric mixer, beat 185gm butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flours over butter mixture. Stir until dough comes together. Press mixture into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes until golden.
  • Spread warm base with jam. Cover with marshmellows, cut side down. Bake for 2 minutes. Remove from oven. Press down on the marshmellows to level the surface. Cool in tin.
  • Combine chocolate and remaining butter in small saucepan over a low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 - 3 minutes or until melted. Pour over marshmellows. Tap pan to level surface. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before cutting into pieces with a warmed/hot knife. This makes the cutting of the choclate icing easier.

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  1. JustJanS
    OMG, I ate one piece of this, then went back for another (and another) at mummamills' place. It's great and now I know it's so simple I'll be making it myself.
  2. Baby Kato
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe Kiwi Kathy. We really enjoyed this rich, decadent treat. It was perfection, simply perfection. Buttery shortbread, tart raspberry jam, I used colored mini mashmallow (what I had on hand) and a good quality bittersweet belgium chocolate for the best dessert of the week. I will be making this often, it was so quick and easy to make. My granddaughter is going to love this, I'll just have to find some large pink marshmallows so that I can make this for her over christmas.
  3. Tisme
    Love, Love, Loved this.<br/>All I can say is....Where did it all go! <br/>It was devoured by everyone here, all I had was a few tiny crumbs left in no time at all!
  4. mummamills
    loved this slice! I have made my version of "wagon wheels" using shortbread, and chocolate and it was time consuming and messy! this is easy and not messy! and the taste it great!<br/>If you havent tasted a "wagon wheel" dont be tempted to use anything but raspberry jam!!!<br/>great slice Kathy! made for Aussie swap, July 2012


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