Chocolate Coconut Slice

This is a childhood favourite of mine, Chocolate Coconut Slice.  Easy to make, no need for an electric mixer and a nice occasional treat for the lunch boxes.


Chocolate Coconut Slice

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Slice




  • 150g butter, melted & cooled
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup SR Flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut


  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 20g butter, finely chopped
  • 2 tlb boiling water



  1. Preheat oven to 160C (fan-forceed)
  2. Grease and line with baking paper a 20x30cm lamington pan
  3. Place butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a bowl, stir until combined
  4. Sift flour and cocoa into bowl, add 1/2 cup coconut
  5. Stir till mixture has combined
  6. Spread mixture evenly into pan
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until just firm


  1. Sift icing sugar and cocoa into bowl
  2. Add butter and boiling water, stir together
  3. Spread warm slice with icing
  4. Sprinkle remaining coconut over slice

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Jodie Sinclair March 12, 2013 - 4:16 PM

Oh my giddy Aunt … husband and adult sons just LOVE this. Thankyou!! Lucky its so simple and quick. They have begged me to make batches to take to work.

chesjubel August 9, 2013 - 1:28 PM

This is a great recipe . I made it last week and it was a hit . Made a different version today from another site ( cause I couldn’t find this one ) and it is a bit disappointing . I’m printing this one out now for future reference.

Rachael September 4, 2013 - 11:07 AM

I made this slice this morning and the smell was delicious it took me back to the school fete days! yummy.

Samantha Berg July 4, 2014 - 6:50 AM

if you change the SR flour to all plain flour it makes a more dense and fudge base. just saying its a different variation and very yummy. thanks for the recipe.

Anna February 3, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Just wondering if it would be ok to freeze??

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 4, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Hi Anna, Absolutely!.:)

Sarah March 2, 2015 - 1:24 PM

Hi. Where did I go wrong with the icing? It was extremely dry and almost impossible to spread, even with doubling the water.

zoe October 13, 2015 - 2:01 PM

After it gets dry and you’ve mixed in as much you can, add a tiny bit more water till it reaches the consistency you want

Claire @ Claire K Creations May 22, 2015 - 11:50 AM

I make something almost identical that is my husband’s absolute favourite! He thinks it tastes better after ‘ageing’ for a day (his words not mine).

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 25, 2015 - 8:58 AM

Haha i love it Claire! It is a very yummy slice x

Jess March 24, 2016 - 2:24 AM

I’m viewing your website on my iPad and when I click on the chocolate coconut slice recipe it’s shows the photo and comments but not the recipe.??? Please help, would love to make this.

Maria February 1, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Thank you! looking for a great receipe for this for ages.
I usually use milk rather than water for the icing. Makes it more creamier.

georgia kussrow July 22, 2017 - 11:54 AM

wow! these are great

georgia July 22, 2017 - 11:58 AM

wow! these are great

Monique April 23, 2018 - 6:39 AM

This recipe is soo good!
All I had to do was swap the flour to gluten free because I’m coeliac and it still worked and tasted awesome. Yesss!!
Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 23, 2018 - 1:17 PM

So glad you enjoyed it Monique and were able to adjust it to suit your dietary needs.

AJ August 9, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Could I add some oats to get a chewy texture? What would be the quantity?

Ria October 11, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Yummy you can add cornflakes too, extra crunch

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 11, 2018 - 1:50 PM

ooh great suggestion, thanks for sharing!

Merilyn McLean October 15, 2021 - 1:09 PM

I have searched and searched for the recipe but can’t find it. I tried on the IPad and on the laptop but could not find it. i get the picture, all the ads, and the comments, but no recipe.


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