Blueberry Slice with Simple Coconut Frosting

Big juicy blueberries.

This slice is perfect to bake for a crowd as you can cut it into small bite-sized pieces without any trouble. Everybody will get a good amount of the delicious coconut frosting, and they might even get a whole blueberry if they are lucky.

I love recipes like this because it feels like you are getting a lot from a small amount of ingredients. If your family don’t like blueberries then you could substitute any kind of frozen whole berry, except perhaps strawberries (- you would need to chop them up first).

The coconut frosting is simply coconut cream and icing (powdered) sugar. You only need a couple of tablespoons of coconut cream, but if you don’t have any then substitute milk to make a plain frosting instead.

I adapted this from a recipe I found in the July 2014 issue of Recipes+ magazine.

Ingredients – makes about 40 pieces:

  • 150g/5 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups plain (all purpose) flour
  • 1/2 cup finely dessicated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

Coconut Frosting:

  • 1 cup icing (powdered) sugar, sifted
  • approx 2 tbsp coconut cream


  • Heat your oven to 180C/160C fan forced/350F and line a rectangular slice pan (approx 32cm x 18cm  / 13in x 7in) with baking paper.
  • Beat together the butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Add the flour, coconut, bicarb of soda and cinnamon. Mix until combined.
  • Gradually add the milk. Mix until combined and smooth.
  • Fold in the blueberries – they will leak a little bit of their colour into the batter but it doesn’t matter.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to level the surface, ensuring that the batter goes into the corners of the pan.
  • Bake for approx 25 minutes, until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre of the slice comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool in the pan for an hour.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the coconut frosting, put the icing sugar into a medium bowl then gradually add the coconut cream, stirring until you get the desired consistency. Spread over the top of the cooled slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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One Response to Blueberry Slice with Simple Coconut Frosting

  1. sophiebowns says:

    I’m actually in heaven!

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