coconut slice dessert

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Vickie Parks
from Renton, WA

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.

serves 9
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For coconut slice dessert

  • 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 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • ICING:
  • 1 1/3 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    boiling water
  • 1 dash
    red or pink food coloring
  • 1/2 c
    desiccated coconut (or shredded coconut)
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How To Make coconut slice dessert

  • 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.
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