Recipe: Coconut Lemon Slice

We had a work training day offsite this week and were required to bring along something to share for morning and afternoon tea to keep us going. I wanted to make something sweet, but not too sweet so decided on this lemon & coconut slice.  There’s something about the combination of lemon and coconut that I just love! Although I call it a slice, it’s actually almost a cake due to its thick, doughy base, but either way it’s delicious and was very warmly received by my colleagues!

Ingredients List


  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 125 g butter
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Zest & juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk, but dairy milk is fine too!)
  • 2 eggs


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp margarine
  • Juice of half a lemon




  1. Preheat oven to 190C
  2. Place flour, salt and coconut into a bowl.
  3. Melt butter and both sugars in a saucepan on low heat.
  4. Add melted sugar mix to flour mix and stir to combine
  5. Add the lemon juice and zest and stir through
  6. Beat the eggs with milk with a fork and then add to the mixture.
  7. Mix until combined
  8. Pour into a greased tin and bake for 20 minutes


  1. Combine icing ingredients and mix to combine.
  2. Add small amounts of warm water until you get athick but spreadable consistency
  3. While the slice is still warm spread the icing on and sprinkle on extra coconut.
  4. Enjoy!


Do you have a favourite flavour combination?

2 Comments on Recipe: Coconut Lemon Slice

  1. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
    May 10, 2013 at 11:19 am (11 years ago)

    I love anything lemony and I am definitely on board with adding coconut to the equation! 😀

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      May 10, 2013 at 11:23 am (11 years ago)

      I always add way more lemon if I’m following a recipe – there’s nothing worse than something proclaiming to be lemon but not tasting like it!


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