Lemon and coconut brownies

Apr 06, 2024
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Sometimes you want the texture and feel of a sweet treat without all the richness, and these refreshing coconut and lemon brownies are exactly that! By replacing the classic flavours like chocolate and caramel with something a bit lighter – you won’t get sick of these tasty treats and will be looking to make them time and time again.

You can serve these up fresh to a group of hungry guests or keep them in an airtight container for a few days to enjoy alongside a hot afternoon tea cuppa. Whatever the plan, there’s not a bad time to enjoy this mouthwatering slice!


  • 250g butter
  • 430g (2 cups) caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 85g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 3 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice
  • Icing sugar, to dust


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 20 x 30cm (base measurement) slab pan with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and stir until mixture is thick and glossy.
  3. Sift the flour over the egg mixture and stir until well combined. Stir in coconut, lemon rind and lemon juice. Spread over base of prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan to cool completely. Cut into pieces. Dust with icing sugar.
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