Louise Slice -a Kiwi Baking Classic

Here’s my quick version of a New Zealand classic – something that my Nana and mum both had in their baking repertoire. My youngest son loved it and I often baked this for a lunchbox homemade treat.


  • 100g butter
  • 1/4 cup sugarLouise slices
  • 2 eggs, seperated
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam ( or your favourite flavour)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut

Melt the butter in a large pot- stir in the first measure of sugar. Add the egg yolks only to the pot and mix until well combined.

Sift the flour and baking powder into the pot and mix to combine.

Spread this mixture into a 20 x 30cm sponge roll tin that you have lined with baking paper.

Spread the jam over the base – I usually warm the jam up to make it easier to spread.

Beat the egg whites until stiff. Mix in the second measure of sugar and the fold in the coconut.

Bake at 180°c for 25-30 minutes or until golden on the top.  Cut into squares while still warm.

A soft cake base with a layer of jam, and a topping of crunchy coconut meringue – a delicious slice that deserves a comeback!

Happy baking xx



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Hi, my name is Sharon, and I live in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. I started my cooking blog as a hobby during my 'gap year' - 'lessonstodate' to share my family recipes and some personal accounts that come with being a mum, and grandmother - and corporate worker. My love of taking photos had taken a back-seat but recently after spending time on my own while my husband travelled, I found myself picking up my camera again. It really is good company! Looking out at the world and watching it unfold; you don't have to participate in it, just watch and wonder. Sharon

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