Pineapple and Coconut Slice

Mel from work introduced me to this gorgeous cake, when it was her turn for bake day. Bake Day has become a bit a tradition at work. Every Wednesday, someone makes a sweet or savoury treat for everyone in bake club. This cake was a hit. It’s a moist and delicious cake that brings back those summer months. So here is the recipe for Pineapple and Coconut Slice.

Pineapple and Coconut Slice (recipe from the Women’s Weekly)


185 grams butter
¾ cup (185g) caster sugar
3 eggs
2/3 cup (50g) desiccated coconut
1¾ cups (260g) self-raising flour
270ml can coconut cream
440 grams crushed pineapple (well drained)
1/3 cup (25g) shredded coconut


1. Preheat the over to 180C (160C fan-forced). Grease a 22cm x 32cm rectangular cake pan: line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm over edges.

2. Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Transfer the mixture into a large bowl.

3. Stir in coconut, sifted flour, coconut cream and pineapple in two batches.

4. Spread the mixture into the pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

5. Stand in a cooling rack for 10 minutes before icing.

Lime Glace Icing


1½ cups (240g) icing sugar
20 grams butter (melted)
2 tablespoons lime juice (approximately)


1. Sift icing sugar into a small heat proof bowl, stir in butter and enough lime juice to make a soft paste.

2. Stir over small saucepan of simmering water until the icing is spreadable.

3. Spread icing over the cake and sprinkle with coconut.

This is fantastic treat for coconut and pineapple lovers alike. This post is dedicated to my friend Hayley. She is a big fan of pineapples. She even had a pineapple plant named Pineapple Pete. Herms thanks for being such a wonderful and supportive friend. You always know how to cheer me up. You are truly one of a kind..

Mark @ Cafe Campana (April 26, 2010)  

This is a delicious looking cake. Thanks for sharing.

Conor @ HoldtheBeef (April 26, 2010)  

I will surely be making this. I think I just fell in love.

Caroline (April 27, 2010)  

pineapple and coconut is such a great combo, love the BIG slice, I can eat it all!

Trissa –  (April 27, 2010)  

It sounds so fruity and looks so moist! I love cake day! I'd love to start this tradition at work!

Juliana (April 27, 2010)  

Wow, nice slices...and love the combination of pineapple and refreshing :-)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella (April 27, 2010)  

That looks amazingly good Kath. Sooo, do people schedule meetings with you guys on Wednesdays? ;)

Hayles –  (April 27, 2010)  

long live the PINEAPPLE! I was smiling just reading this post. I can almost taste the sunshine. Thanks Kath, you're the best. Xx

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) (April 27, 2010)  

Amazing slices of heaven! Love the tropical flavours. Bring back summer!

Betty (April 27, 2010)  

hey this looks great kath i definitely want to try it out

OohLookBel (April 27, 2010)  

Gorgeous cake, it looks so light and moist.

FFichiban (April 27, 2010)  

Ooh wow love the sound of the flavours mmm pineapple and coconut!

chocolatesuze (April 28, 2010)  

yum i love pineapple in cakes! this looks fantastic!

Amy @ cookbookmaniac (April 28, 2010)  

I'm allergic to raw pineapple. I'm ok with cooked pineapple. This recipe really excites me because I am always looking for different ways to eat pineapple. I really like the flavour.

muffinsareuglycupcakes (April 28, 2010)  

ah interesting combination!
ive always been tempting to buy women's weekly for the recipes.
mm looks good!

Emma @CakeMistress (April 28, 2010)  

Ooh, pine-lime is such a tasty combo. Can't wait to try this cake out one day soon :)

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Christine@Christine's Recipes (April 30, 2010)  

Oh, love the combination of pineapple and coconut for baking cakes. Very tempting.

Manon Keir (May 02, 2010)  

yay found it. This recipe was in an aussie recipe booklet and it was soooooo very good. Made it at work and can't wait to make it NOW at home, so so good!!!

Von (May 02, 2010)  

Yum! I love pinapple and coconuts- this sounds so good!

MaryMoh (May 02, 2010)  

Beautiful combination of pineapple and coconut. This cake must be so beautiful in flavour and texture. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

Trisha (May 03, 2010)  

Oh I totally need something summer-y right now - its freezing cold and all I want to do is hop on a plane, go to an island and bask under the sun! This looks fantastic - love the bake day idea!

Cookin' Mama (August 20, 2010)  

Oh.. these look sooooo delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous –  (October 27, 2011)  

i tired it and it was delicisous

Anthony Simpson (March 24, 2012)  

Baking the slice today. I am sure it will be delicious.

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