I finally used my new Pyrex mixing bowls (and loved it). This was one of my Nana's recipes but I am not sure where is originally came from (if anyone knows drop me a line and I will give them credit). This one would be for the Aussies because I am unsure if you can buy Sanitarium Weet-Bix overseas. Note Weet-bix is different to Weetabix in the UK (so I have been told).
Pre-heat oven to 180c.
Chuck all of this into a bowl and mix:
5 Weet-Bix or 2.5oz of the left over crumbs in the bottom of your box (my cousin saves the crumbs for this cake).
1 tbsp Cocoa
1/2 tsp Vanilla
4oz melted butter or margarine
1 cup Self Raising Flour
1 cup Coconut
1 cup Raw Sugar
Look a double yoker!! I recently had a whole carton of these!
Press into a shallow dish or tin. The one I used was 17cm x 27cm but I have used two small ones 19x12cm so something around this size would be fine. Put into oven for 15-20 minutes. It will go lightly brown on the edges (if it hasn't give it a little longer).
My Dad loved this cake with my Nana's marshmallow recipe (below) as a topping, but it's quicker and easier to use icing. I normally just chuck cocoa, icing sugar (sifted) and water into a bowl and hope for the best however I measured last time I did it and this is about the amount you will need (once cooled of course).
1.5 cups Icing Sugar
4 tbs Water
Poor icing over cake (which is really a slice) while still in tin/dish. Once icing slightly set sprinkle on some coconut.
For something different you could make peppermint icing for the bottom layer and once set add the chocolate icing on the top.
4 tsp Gelatine
1/2 cup Hot Water
1/2 cup Cold Water
1/2 cup Castor Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Pink colouring if desired
Place sugar and cold water into a large bowl and using an electric beater whip gt 3-4 minutes. Dissolve gelatine in the hot water and while still hot add to the sugar mixture. Beat until thick and while. Add vanilla and a couple of drops of pink food colouring if desired.
I used to make this for my family as a kid, it would be gone by the end of the day. I took some to work today and it was a hit (anything sweet at work is a hit though - lol). However it did even better than the packet of Tim-Tams I also took along.
Also made some Pumpkin Scones with help from Master M. He is not a big veggie eater but enjoys these and even eats the raw batter (which I am more than happy he does - sucker!).