Lunchbox Lemon Slice

Soft, dense and lemony, our gluten free lunchbox lemon slice is an afternoon tea essential.



  1. 150g unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 + 3/4 cup caster sugar
  3. 5 eggs
  4. 1/2 cup almond meal
  5. 6 tsp Queen Natural Lemon Extract
  6. 2 1/2 cups gluten free plain flour, sifted
  7. 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  8. 1 tsp baking powder
  9. 65ml water
  10. Icing sugar, to finish


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 24 x 29.5 slice pan with cooking spray and baking paper, ensuring the baking paper has some overhang on the sides.

  2. Step 2

    Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and 3/4 cup sugar in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add 1 egg and beat until combined.

  3. Step 3

    Fold in almond meal, 2 tsp Lemon Extract and 1 1/2 cups of flour until well combined. Press over the base of prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until light golden.

  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, whisk together coconut, baking powder, 4 tsp Lemon Extract and remaining sugar, eggs, water and flour in a large bowl. Pour the mixture over cooked base. Bake for additional 20 minutes or until light golden. Set aside to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar. Cut into pieces to serve.

Freeze for up to two months by wrapping slice securely in cling wrap.

  • sweet tooth

    Do I read correctly 1 and 3/4 cups of sugar??

  • LISA

    What remaining sugar?