I love a recipe that packs a punch with all the flavours you hope it will have! This Lemon Coconut Slice is divine, like the only lemon brownie recipe you will ever need!
Nothing worse than a lemon slice with barely any lemon or a coconut slice with only a hint of coconut. But this recipe totally does what it says it will and more! The texture is gorgeous with a lovely moist brownie like consistency. It is also made all in one pot so fewer dishes which is always a bonus!
I have been asked to provide a plate of food for a morning music group once a week so need to get my thinking cap on for some different and tasty recipes to provide each week.
I have decided the inspiration will come from what I have in the cupboard on any given day, this week lemon and coconut was on hand and I came across so many lovely variations of this slice but this was the easiest and nicest with the fewest steps involved – which was important as I was making it all while getting the kids ready for school this morning!
If you love lemon recipes, try my Crunchy Lemon Muffins, they are absolutely delicious with a lovely crunchy lemon sugar syrup topping
Making it all in one pot was great – just melting the butter over the heat and then adding all your ingredients as per the instructions below, pour into the tin and you are ready to bake! I doubled the recipe today and made two slices and it worked well.
I LOVE LEMON IN BAKING, I HAVE SO MANY LEMON RECIPES NOW AND MANY MORE TO COME. HAVE A LOOK AT THIS LIST BELOW AND LET ME KNOW WHICH ONES YOU HAVE MADE.
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So if you love Lemon and Coconut then this slice will be perfect for you! Onto the Recipe
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What is the raising agent then
The method of mixing together the sugar and eggs is what raises this slice – just like a brownie which does not have baking powder in it.
Made a double batch and ensured I stirred eggs in separately and really well to get that really glossy look (like brownies). Turned out beautifully well – raised to perfection and yum!
Made it several times. We love it.
Easy and delicious – made some to donate as part of my Good Bitches Baking volunteering, and some for lunchboxes. Will definitely add it to my regular baking list.
Judith Leah Grogan says
Most recipes in N.Z. have Baking Powder guess this turns out great without it.
Yes, the recipe is correct.
Delicious and so easy! Thank you.
Hi there followed the recipe irs baking now, so far looks good and smells amazing! I placed the oven at 180 but we have fan forced oven so didn’t realise I needed to turn it down until 10 mins later looked a little burnt. Could you please add conventional for any future readers who like silly me assumed fan force. Can’t wait to try it, I was wondering if you could make a frosting recipe option to go along with the recipe. Thank you
Christine Reid says
Hi, I had made this recipe a couple of times, I only use 1 cup of sugar and it is delicious.
So pleased you enjoyed it!
Joan Johnson says
Just read your recipe cant wait to make it. I’m going to adapt it into a Gluten free cake as my husband is wheat intolerant. I will add baking powder and Xantham Gum to the mix
Let me know how it goes.
Erin O'Connor says
Hi, I tried this recipe and it didn’t turn out great. It was heavy and dense not light looking like yours….i assumed that it was because there was no raising agent…but yours looks beautiful. Any suggestions?
Hi, I’m so sorry to hear that! The initial method of mixing of the sugar and eggs is what causes this one to rise rather than traditional raising agents. It is like a brownie texture rather than a cake however, but shouldn’t be dense as such. Did it still taste ok?
It sounds ? but can we decrease the amount of sugar?
You’re welcome to amend any recipe. The end result may differ.
I’m thinking of trying pineapple instead of lemon along with the coconut.
Let me know how you go. Watch the moisture content
Absolutely perfect every time! I make it every time I get given home grown lemons, don’t like the shop bought/sprayed ones. So I have made the slice at least 20 times and it never failed.
I’m so pleased to hear it!
Doug O says
Just made it again, been a few times now, just love it and so does everyone else ????
Cynthia Dhemba says
Have tried this many times and absolutely love it! Was wondering if the batter can be frozen for later bake?
You can freeze it once baked but I wouldn’t freeze it uncooked. It will lose all the air you’ve incorporated for rising etc.
Hi there, just wondering if this can be frozen? Looking for recipes that I can make & freeze, plus I have a few lemons extra too!
Yes it can definitely be frozen. I do that often.
I followed this recipe as stated but this slice did not turn out well at all. It was very flat and dense. I looked at the recipe and there is no raising agent in it at all? Most of the comments seem to praise this recipe without having actually made it first, so the high star rating is misleading. Would not it make again, I’m afraid.
I’m sorry the recipe didn’t turn out as you’d hoped. It’s one I make very frequently as have several thousands of others. There is no need for a raising agent as the addition of the eggs and the beating of each addition ensures it rises. Without being there with you it’s hard to know what went wrong for you. Thanks for your feedback.
Hi. I made this recipe last night. I just finished work and decided to have some with a coffee. It is soooooo yum. I absolutely love coconut and lemon so the combination was heavenly. I would recommend this recipe be tried. My 3yr old grandson also went back for more.
That’s so lovely to hear, thank you for your feedback
Hi, I wonder is this recipe oven settings for fan assisted ovens
Ideally you want to use standard conventional bake not fan forced for baking. If you only have a fan oven then you’ll need to set the temperature at least 20C below and watch it.
Brian Miller says
Would it be ok to reduce the sugar content to 1 1/2 cups?
Yes you can reduce the sugar in many recipes. Sometimes it effects the outcome, flavour, rising or colour. But you can definitely try many do.
Janae Bradshaw says
Great recipe! Made it for a game night and my friends all devoured it haha! I sorta altered the recipe to contain 1/2 cup of coconut and I think next time I won’t put in as much sugar as the recipe calls for. Still a great hit despite my minor changes 🙂
Great to hear you enjoyed it ☺️
Was wondering if this should have a rising ingredient in it eg baking powder?
Hi, no the recipe is correct. The eggs are the rising agent in this case ☺️
Is it possible to also bake these in muffin form?
I’m sure you could, they’ll not take long to cook and maybe very flat. I do have a lovely lemon muffin recipe you could do instead. https://justamumnz.com/2014/02/27/crunchy-lemon-muffins/
I made this for the first time today…just out if the oven and it smells delicious but did not rise much…is this to be expected?
Depends on a few factors, the size of the dish used and how well mixed in the first few steps were. But it doesn’t rise a huge amount no. ☺️
Just wondering if I replaced the butter with vegetable oil, would it still turn out the same?
Yes you can, but it may not be same quantity of oil, possibly a little less oil, I’ve not tested this recipe so let me know
This is so delicious, everyone in my family love it and my kids beg me to make more. Hands down best slice ever.
Just made this and it is super quick and easy! Smells lovely and tastes divine, we couldn’t wait for it to cool down. Was meant for lunchboxes, but it’s almost all gone haha! 🙂
Ha ha sounds about right! Glad you enjoyed it ?
Just made this super quick and easy slice and it is absolutely delicious! I should have doubled the recipe as it disappeared quickly – hubby and the kids loved it!
I’m so pleased you liked it!! Can’t wait for our lemons to grow enough to get back into some lemon recipes ?
Ha, crack up……just to let you know that if you don’t follow the recipe exactly ie cream the butter and sugar instead of melting it, it still works!! I was looking a a number of recipes at once and got confused so after 15 mins hand beating creaming I decided I couldn’t bear to melt it after all my hard work so kept going! I was a little concerned about rising so added 1 tsp baking powder. Turned out beautifully! Will do again but try reading the steps next time ?
Ha ha funny! I try and do no fail recipes and there you go!!!
Lauren @ Create Bake Make says
Lemon and Coconut is such a great combination – love it!
Kim @ Land of Zonkt says
YUM! so excited right now as I saw this in the foodie link up and I was thinking this week make up a slice very similar. I like this recipe but I’m thinkin’ a bit of a tropical twist…
I’ll tag you in if I get off my butt and make it 🙂
Ooh I like the sound of a tropical twist – let me know! 🙂
Joy Love Food says
Yum! Two of my favorite things, lemon and coconut, can’t wait to make these!
They are delicious, I hope you enjoy them 🙂
Hi Anna, I spotted this on the link up and had to check it out.
Yumm, it looks nice and light in texture and such a simple mix and pour type recipe….love it!
Sinea Pies says
Caster sugar? What’s that please?
Caster sugar is a finer white sugar. You can however easily use normal white sugar in its place in most recipes. You can in some instances notice that the texture is slightly grainier but in this recipe I would imagine you would hardly notice. 🙂
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says
You’ve done it again! I so want this right this very second!!!!
It’s a goodie Lucy! 🙂
We love lemon desserts, this should prove a winner with extra sour lemons.
Yes – goregeous combination with all that sugar! 🙂
Mandy, Barbie Bieber and Beyond says
That looks beautiful, we love lemon products and have them regularly, definitely going to try this one!
Yum! Will definitely be trying this recipe. Did you double these amounts – or is this the double recipe?
Hi Adele – no this is the basic recipe not a doubled version. 🙂