Cochai Squares© (Coconut & Chai)


Cake Mix
  • 6oz-150g Baking Margarine
  • 10oz-300g Light Brown Soft Sugar
  • 4 medium Eggs (free-range)
  • 9.2oz-260g Self-Raising Flour (sifted)
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 fl. oz-50ml Vegetable Oil
  • 8 fl. oz-250ml Coconut Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3oz-80g Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 8 Cardamom Pods (seeds only, crushed into a powder)
Ginger Coconut Drizzle
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Extract
  • 7oz-200g Icing Sugar (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 4 tablespoons Cold Water
  • White Chocolate Stars (or grated white chocolate etc)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 355˚F/180˚C regular oven or 320˚F /160˚C fan assisted oven
  2. Grease a 20cm square cake pan and set to one side
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the margarine, vegetable oil and sugar using an electric whisk until light in colour and well combined
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, combining well between each addition
  5. Add the coconut milk, vanilla extract and coconut extract. Mix again
  6. Follow by adding all the spices and combine
  7. Add sifted flour and baking powder and mix together
  8. Finally, follow with the desiccated coconut and combine one last time
  9. Spoon into the pre-prepared tin and pop into the oven for approx. 55 minutes
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin for 20 minutes before removing and allowing to cool completely
  11. Once the cake has completely cooled, make the ginger & coconut drizzle by adding all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine using an electric hand whisk
  12. Using a baking spatula or a normal knife, spread the top of the cake with the icing (or just pour on top and let it naturally spread out)
  13. Decorate with the white chocolate stars (or any white chocolate decoration) sprinkled over the top
  14. Carefully cut into squares and transfer to a plate
  15. Enjoy with a hot cuppa!!!!!

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