Coconut Slice Dessert

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This dessert recipe is a variation of Vanilla Slice, a popular custard-like dessert from Australia. Many various fruit versions are easily found now, and this coconut version is a little more cake-like than custard-based, but it's quite easy to prepare and delicious.


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Serves:

9

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
self-rising flour
1 pinch
salt
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1 c
desiccated coconut (or unsweeeted shredded coconut)
1/2 c
butter, melted
1/2 c
milk
2 large
eggs, beaten
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

ICING:

1 1/3 c
confectioners' sugar
1 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 Tbsp
boiling water
1 dash(es)
red or pink food coloring
1/2 c
desiccated coconut (or shredded coconut)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly butter a 9-inch square baking dish; set aside.
2
In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, sugar, coconut and melted butter. Stir in beaten eggs, milk and vanilla.
3
Spread mixture into prepared baking dish, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly before icing.
4
Toward the end of the baking time, prepare the icing: In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar and butter. Pour in just enough boiling water to make a thick paste. Add enough food coloring to tint the icing a soft pink. (The icing will harden a little if it sits too long, so it's best to frost the dessert while it's still warm as it's easier to spread.)
5
Frost the cooled dessert with the icing, and sprinkle coconut on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Australian