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Love everything coconut? Then you’ll adore my ultimate Coconut Slice Recipe! This easy-to-make slice combines a baked cake base with a smooth coconut icing, topped with a sprinkle of shredded coconut for extra texture and coconut flavor.

Ideal for afternoon tea, a sweet snack, or a delightful dessert, these coconut slices are sure to become a favorite!

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Easy coconut slice.

Coconut Slice Recipe

This tropical coconut slice is a heavenly dessert that beautifully marries the rich, nutty essence of coconut with a soft, sugary cake base.

This easy-to-prepare baked coconut slice is perfect for any gathering or a quiet afternoon tea.

With each bite, you’ll enjoy the lush, creamy texture of coconut, enhanced by a crisp, buttery foundation that makes this slice a genuine crowd-pleaser.

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Two squares of coconut slice sitting on top of each other.

Essential Ingredients

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Coconut slice preparation.

Can I make this coconut slice gluten-free?

Yes, you can substitute all-purpose flour with a all-purpose gluten-free flour blend to make this coconut slice gluten-free. Make sure to choose a blend that’s designed for baking for the best results.

Coconut slice assembly.

Expert Tips

  • How to check the cake is baked: By inserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs clinging to it, the base is ready.
  • Smooth Icing: For a smoother icing, sift the powdered sugar to eliminate any clumps before mixing.
  • Slicing: For clean cuts, run your knife under hot water and wipe it dry between slices. This technique helps cut through the icing smoothly.
Coconut slice with shredded coconut on top.

How to store coconut slice

Store: Place the coconut slices in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Freeze: For longer storage, freeze the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet before transferring to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Thaw: Thaw the slices in the refrigerator overnight. For best texture, let them come to room temperature before serving.

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Coconut Slice

Samantha Pickthall
This delightful Coconut Slice features a baked coconut cake base topped with luscious coconut icing.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 squares
Calories 227 kcal



  • 1 cup (150g) all-purpose flour, scoop & leveled
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 113 g (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Coconut Icing

  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup desiccated Coconut
  • 30 g unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut,



  • Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal.
  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, add the flour and sugar and whisk until well combined.
  • Add Wet Ingredients: Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the melted butter and beaten egg. Mix until combined into a thick batter.
  • Transfer Batter: Spread the batter into the prepared pan, pressing it in firmly.
  • Bake: Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean with a few moist crumbs.
  • Cool and Serve: Allow the coconut slice to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then use the parchment paper to lift it out onto a wire rack to cool completely before making the icing.

Coconut Icing

  • Sift: Sift the powdered sugar into a medium-sized mixing bowl to ensure no lumps remain. Whisk through the desiccated coconut.
  • Add Liquids: Pour in the melted butter and boiling water. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  • Spread Icing & Extra Coconut: Pour and spread the icing over the completely cooled base. Sprinkle the shredded coconut over the icing.
  • Set in Refrigerator: Place the slice into the refrigerator to set for 1-2 hours or until the icing is set.
  • Slice: Once set, cut the coconut slice into squares. Enjoy!


  • Room Temperature: Keep the coconut slice in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week.
  • Freezing: For longer storage, wrap individual slices in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil or in freezer-safe bags. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.


Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 60mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 238IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
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