Easy One Bowl Coconut Lemon Slice – No Mixer

Easy One Bowl Coconut Lemon Slice - No Mixer
Easy One Bowl Coconut Lemon Slice - No Mixer

One Bowl Coconut Lemon slice is exactly that, very quick to put together using just one bowl and baked in 25 minutes ready for morning, or afternoon tea or, to take on a picnic.  It’s finished with a lemony icing that brings the whole slice together. The texture is soft, moist and delicious.

At a Glance This Is What You Need To Make Our Easy One Bowl Coconut Lemon Slice

Coconut Lemon Slice ingredients


Self Raising Flour
Desiccated Coconut
Caster Sugar
Vanilla Essence
Icing Sugar

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We love anything sweet made with lemons and are always on the hunt for the next lemon hit. Jen unearthed this little winner from her collection of recipes she’s had for years and years and had gone off her radar until now.

As Jen has the most prolific lemon tree there are always plenty of lemons ripening ready to use. We didn’t need to think twice when we read the recipe. It’s made with pantry staples and whipped up in minutes.

Gorgeous lemon tree in garden loaded with lemons

Quick to Make 

This winning little one bowl coconut lemon slice couldn’t be easier to make. Simply throw all of the dry ingredients into the pan you melted the butter in and give it all a good mix.

Pour the mixture into a baking tin lined with baking paper and bung it in the oven. While the slice is baking, make the icing by mixing together the icing sugar, soft butter and lemon juice. Allow the slice to cool and spread with the icing. That’s it, too easy!

Don’t have the Right Pan Size – No Problem

It’s probably happened to all of us at some point – you decide to make a fabulous recipe only to find you need a pan that you have never owned nor are likely to need again……. What can you do. Easy! Run out and spend half the day trying to find a store that has your pan size, part with $30 and go home safe in the knowledge that you have the right pan for the job.

Or……. use a Cake Pan Converter which will give you the exact conversion rate. Doesn’t matter if you have a square tin instead of a round tin the converter will give you the exact formula to upscale or for that matter to down scale your recipe.

So don’t ever be put off again from making another recipe because you don’t have the exact pan.

Recently we came across one of the best and easiest conversion sites called Omni Calculator, and as the pan for One Bowl Coconut Lemon Slice is an unusual size we thought this would be a good time to share our find.

We have placed a link to the site in the notes below the recipe.

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We would love to hear from you in the comments below when you make this One Bowl Coconut Lemon Slice.

one Bowl Coconut Lemon Slice
Yield: 12 slices

One Bowl Coconut Lemon Slice

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes 20 seconds
Total Time: 35 minutes 20 seconds

This Coconut Lemon Slice is super easy to make and tastes like a lemon blondie.


  • 150 gm self raising flour (1 cup) (5.3oz)
  • 100 gm desiccated coconut (1 cup) (3.5oz)
  • 115gm  butter, melted (4 oz)
  • 165 gm caster sugar (3/4 cup) (5.8oz)
  • 2 large eggs 60 gm (2oz)
  • 120 gm full cream milk (1/2 cup) (4 1/4oz)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence 

Lemon Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 70 gm softened butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • zest of 1-2 lemons to garnish


  1. preheat oven to 180c (355f) bake not fan
  2. line a rectangular baking tin 18.5 x 25 cm (7 1/4 x 9 3/4 inch) - external base measurement with baking (parchment) paper
  3. If your caught out with the wrong pan size see the notes below for a link to an easy cake pan converter
  4. Melt the butter and allow to cool in the pan while you weigh the remaining ingredients
  5. to the butter pan add the milk, vanilla, eggs and sugar
  6. stir with a whisk until the eggs are well distributed
  7. now add the salt, coconut and flour and whisk until well combined - no flour or coconut showing
  8. pour into baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes away clean
  9. remove the slice from the baking tin and peel away paper, then cool on an airing rack


  1. Mix the butter with the icing sugar until smooth
  2. now add freshly squeezed lemon juice to the mixture a little at a time, stirring well after each addition so you achieve a smooth spreadable icing.
  3. ice the slice when cold, then sprinkle the lemon zest over the icing
  4. eat and enjoy


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    1. Ben Carney says:

      These look just like the ones my mum used to make!

    2. Tried and tested and it was a real winner. So quick and easy to make.

      1. Recipe Winners says:

        Hi Charna, we’re glad to hear you think our Coconut Lemon Slice is a winner. Thanks for sharing. Jo and Jen

    3. Love this slice. Will definitely make again. So easy.

      1. Recipe Winners says:

        Hi Kay, so happy to hear you enjoyed our Coconut Lemon Slice. We think it’s a winner also. Thanks for sharing. Jo and Jen

    4. This slice turned out very well. I followed the recipe exactly. Fuss free. Loved the tang of lemon from the icing. My guests all enjoyed it.

      1. Recipe Winners says:

        Hi Anne, so pleased you enjoyed the cake. It’s a little winner! Thanks for commenting, Jo and Jen

    5. Audrey Whyte says:

      This cake is so good and I will definitely be making it again. So easy to make. Thanks for the recipe.

      1. Recipe Winners says:

        Hi Audrey, we think this recipe is a winner and it’s wonderful that you think so also. Thanks sharing. Jo and Jen

    6. Where is the lemon in the cake?

      1. Recipe Winners says:

        Hello Nancy, the lemon is in the icing and zest that is sprinkled over the icing. Hope you enjoy this lovely cake. Regards, Jo and Jen

    7. Thanks for sharing this so easy, so delicious cake.
      I substituted lime juice and zest in the icing. Loved it, it’s a winner. Theres just something about lime and coconut. About to make another one for my golf club ladies

      1. Recipe Winners says:

        Hi Denise, hope the golf ladies enjoy it too, thanks for commenting. Regards, Jo and Jen

    8. Has anyone tried this with coconut milk rather than ordinary milk, do you think it would work. Thank you.

      1. Recipe Winners says:

        Hi Jayne, can’t see why it wouldn’t work. Try it and let us know. Regards Jo and Jen

    9. My daughter has asked for this cake without the coconut. Would I just leave it out or do I need to substitute with extra flour?

      1. Recipe Winners says:

        Hi Tracey, coconut is an integral part of this cake so maybe try another lemon cake such as our moist lemon sour cream cake. All the best, Jo and Jen

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