Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

Apricot and coconut are like a match made in heaven, they compliment each other perfectly and they meet up again in the ridiculously easy Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake.

This recipe is being made in the new Kambrook X Blade Pro Food Prep System, it’s like a super charged food processor that combines serveral appliances into one, easy store and use machine.

I’ll give you a quick run down on what it can do after this great recipe I made in it.

Forget the knife to cut the apricots, forget the bowl and wooden spoon we are going to make this in one place.


1 Cup Dried Apricots, soaked in 1/3 cup boiling water
1 Cup Desiccated Coconut
3/4 Cup Raw Sugar
1 1/3 Cups Self Raising Flour
1/2 Cup Milk
100ml Oil (olive, coconut, rice bran etc)
3 Eggs
Melted chocolate and extra coconut for decorating.


1. Place the pole that holds the metal chopping blade into the bowl of the x blade pro. Add the soaked apricots and lock the lid in place.  Process on speed 5 until they are chopping into small pieces. About 30 seconds.

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

2. Remove the lid and add the remaining ingredients – coconut, sugar, flour, milk, oil, eggs. Replace the lid.

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3. Change the speed to 1 and process with a pulse motion until all ingredients have just combined.

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

4. Remove the lid, the pole holding the blade (being careful not touch the blade).  The bowl is fully sealed so no batter will come out.

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

5. Simply scrape the batter into a lined baking dish and bake in a 180 degree celicus oven for 45 mins to 1 hour.  It should be golden and bounces back when touched.

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

6. Allow to cool then decorated with melted chocolate and extra coconut.

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

Freezer friendly: Cut into slices and store individually in zip lock bags ready for the lunchbox. Can be frozen whole.

Storage: Store in an airtight container for upto 5 days on the bench. Or when warmer store in the fridge.

Makes 12-16 slices


As I mentioned earlier, it is a multipurpose appliance which can CHOP, MASH, BLEND, DICE, CHIP, PUREE, SLICE and SHRED.

Easily make your own grated cheese, diced vegies for freezing, smooth soups, perfect mash, homemade chips, dips, sauces, coleslaw and much more.

It really is a valuable addition to your kitchen. For me I can now replace 3 separate appliances which I had – a food processor, stick mixer and electric potato masher with this one appliance (I will be gifting the other appliances on to family and friends) and saving space in my small cupboards.

It is easy to clean and most of the attachments fit nicely inside the bowl when not in use.

Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake


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I was provided the X Blade Pro System to review. All images, recipe and opinions expressed are my own.

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76 Responses to Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake

  1. marnie August 16, 2014 at 4:51 am #

    Love the Kambrook X blade pro. Would be great to have to help prepare fresh homemade baby food for my little man.

  2. Amy August 16, 2014 at 5:10 am #

    Wow! It would make cakes so easy and fast! I’d make some pesto then a quick chocolate cake for dessert!

  3. Tammy August 16, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    What would I make first? Where to start really. A rich delicious date slice with buttery short pastry. Yum!

  4. Lacey Edden August 16, 2014 at 6:24 am #

    This sounds like a delicious recipe and so simple to make with the Kambrook X Blade Pro food prep system. If I was to win the X Blade Prop food prep system, the first thing I use it for would be the Apricot and Coconut a Slice cake on here!

  5. Michelle August 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    This cake yum

  6. Sue August 17, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Awesome – A very busy Mum & Nanna that loves to cook but runs very short of time, this would be amazing

  7. Angela August 17, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    I would make my daughter a homemade carrot cake for her birthday 🙂

  8. Catrina Murray August 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    Pumpkin gnocchi with a cheesy sauce

  9. Christine Taylor August 17, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Love cooking and this machine will make thing sooo much easier.

  10. Naomi August 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    Looks so good will be trying this one out would be easier to make with kambrook pro.

  11. Selina August 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Enough chicken schnitzel to feed us for a month (to freeze) and some fresh coleslaw for a very Australian family dinner.

  12. Esther August 17, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

    First thing I would make would be orange cake.

  13. Michelle August 17, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    The Apricot and Coconut slice has caught my eye, definitely the first thing to try!

  14. Fiona Maynard August 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Id love to make zucchini slice for the kids lunches closely followed by the above recipe

  15. Catherine Rutkoski August 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    Looks yummy!!!!

    • Catherine Rutkoski August 17, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

      I would make homemade salsa

  16. Diane August 17, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    I would make a big batch of home made Chicken and Veg Soup, and soo much more!!

  17. Helen Murphy August 17, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    Love Kambrook appliances.

    • Helen Murphy August 17, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

      Would love to win the Kambrook X blade Pro food Prep System.

  18. Amanda August 17, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    Vege lasagne, with an almost 3yr old and 4mth old I just don’t have the time to chop all the veges needed for my fav dish (loads of veges finely chopped/diced)!

  19. Emily Smith August 18, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    I would puree fruits and veggies for my boys to make their own popsicles.

  20. Michelle V August 18, 2014 at 4:46 am #

    I would whip up a batch of banana and coconut muffins for my kids’ lunchboxes. I try to make all of their snacks from scratch, especially as my youngest has a bowel condition. This would be very welcome!!

  21. Cate August 18, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    The first thing I’d cook would be a toss up between hummus and pumpkin soup- both of my little one’s favourites.
    Hummus is such a simple recipe, but none of my appliances are strong enough to blend the chick peas and I end up using a fork, which isn’t the best for a smooth paste! How much easier and healthier our cooking would be!

  22. Sonya August 18, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    Lamb and Apricot Meatballs – you need to chop the dried apricots oh so finely so this machine would be perfect for the task.

  23. Soni August 18, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    My mum’s fruit medley teacake. I’ve always avoided making it (even though I love it) because it’s so fiddly to make unless you have the right tools (which I don’t).

  24. Angela G August 18, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    Vegetable slice for kids lunches. Chopping and dicing bacon and zuchinni and maybe even some potato.

  25. Tracy Boulter August 18, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Cookies and Cream cheesecake, I could whip it up in a flash.

  26. Reem August 18, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    the apricot coconut slice 🙂 sounds yummy

  27. sapna August 18, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    I would love to chop the fresh produce of zucchini’s from our veggie patch so that i can freeze them for future use. I can just imagine how much time i will save with Kambrook X Blade Pro Food Prep System…

  28. Mary Preston August 18, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    I’d make a Gluten Free, chocolate, birthday cake for my daughter.

  29. cheryl M August 18, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    I would make a savory vegetable slice – with all the colours of the rainbow ! Carrots , Zucchini , beetroot , Capsicum , mushrooms , fennel …. the more the better – then a dash of Chia & Flaxseed mixed through before baking.

  30. Nat Laskey August 18, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    Hmmm, I think I’d make short work of the prep on fresh spring rolls… Or maybe I’d whip up your snazzy looking cake and not go insane with apricot sticking everywhere!

  31. Alicia Lollo August 18, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    A quick easy peasy coleslaw to go with dinners!

  32. Kirsty Bunyan August 18, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    I don’t own a food processor and have been meaning to buy one. I have all these recipes bookmarked that I can’t make yet. I came across a Pistachio cake with vanilla syrup and raspberry mascarpone in SBS food. It’s an amazing looking pink and green cake and I imagine the flavours would be divine together!

  33. Angela McCully August 18, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    I’d love to make some homemade bread, but I hate the feeling of the dough in my hands 🙂

  34. Samantha Jane August 18, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    I would probably make this delicious looking apricot and coconut slice because it looks divine!

  35. Wendy Le Fevre August 18, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    A pear crumble cake! This system could prepare every element in a flash!

  36. monica s. August 18, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    JAMIE OLIVERS gorgeous colourful coleslaw….. Made in a food processor! Simple, quick and delicious!

  37. Rennie August 18, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Love this one! Will try it out and get the Boys on Nightshift to taste test it 🙂

  38. Natalie Stoute August 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Mashed potato! A family favourite, it would be so much easier and quicker in this. I’m sure it will be less lumpy too 🙂

  39. Jo August 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    Vanilla slice…Yum! It’s making me hungry thinking of it.x

  40. Ariane August 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    Homemade avocado dip, nice and smooth and oh so quick

  41. Kimberley headford August 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    A big batch of my Nan’s chicken soup, the X blade pro system would make all the vegetable preparation a whiz

  42. Krystal Dee August 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    An Asian Coleslaw with a delicious sweet and sour mouth watering dressing followed by your Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake, it looks delicious. Then I would whip up some cream to serve with it.

  43. Marie August 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    First thing I would probably use this for would be one of my favourite soup recipes – I love making home made soups in winter such as cauliflower, broccoli or pumpkin soup to increase my family’s vegetable intake & this would be a godsend when chopping &/or blending/pureeing vegies for it. As my old stick mixer no longer works I have been mashing the vegies with a potato masher but do not achieve a smooth creamy result with this. My soup ends up lumpy & unappetising!

  44. Jules August 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    I’d start with a Strawberry Daiquiri. I like a cocktail while I’m cooking up a storm!

  45. Merye August 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    I would make a sticky date pudding and leave the Kambrook to do the sticky chopping of the dates 🙂

  46. Amanda August 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Looks great! Love the chipping function.

  47. Heather August 18, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    I would try my hand at dips, cashew, sundried tomato, basi and garlic.

  48. ROBYN LITTLE August 18, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    I would make red salmon patties, using the Kambrook food prep system to mash potato, chop onions and fresh herbs, make breadcrumbs, grate pecorino cheese and combine all of the above ingredients with red salmon, seasonings and an egg to combine, then gently fry until cooked through.

  49. Allan Hutchinson August 19, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    I would use it to X-BLADE up red capsicum, green capsicum, yellow capsicum, tomatoes, carrot, zucchini and onion to make up my X-llent Lasagna!

  50. Dean August 19, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    I’d use it to prep all the salads for a family bbq so my wife could relax and enjoy the whole day! Coleslaw would be a breeze with the Kambrook Food Prep System (and can even make my own salad dressing!), and I could dice vegetables for salads, chop vegetables for kebabs, puree some dips, and prepare fruit for a healthy fruit platter dessert!

  51. Naomi August 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I’d really like to have a go at making my own Almond Meal!

  52. Marianne August 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Looks like a great recipe and a handy little machine to have in the kitchen! Looking forward to whipping this cake up for lunchboxes 🙂

  53. Marianne August 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Ps. I like you on fb but am having a fb break ATM!

    • Amanda August 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

      I thought you were 🙂

  54. Ruth August 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    The first thing to be made would be of course your Apricot and Coconut Slice Cake. It looks and sounds delicious.

  55. Anna August 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    I would be using it to make lots of soups and I love Dean’s idea to puree dips.

  56. Melissa Jones August 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Banana bread, my boy’s favourite.

  57. Jennifer August 21, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    Make the apricot coconut slice 🙂

  58. Elia August 21, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

    I would use it to grate carrots, chop onions, grate zucchini, make breadcrumbs add mince and Worcestershire sauce and mix it all together with the xblade. Then roll the mixture into balls for some yummy meatballs.

  59. Lisa August 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    A big batch of pumpkin soup as i like it smooth with no lumps!

  60. Louise Williams August 22, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    The 1st thing I would do is make red velvet cupcakes

  61. Sarah Sandow August 23, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    The Apricot and Coconut Cake has got my mouth watering! IT would definitely be the first thing I made if I won the Kambrook X Blade!

  62. Louise August 24, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    This apricot and coconut slice looks delicious. I would love to make this using the Kambrrok X Blade, I could eat some straight away and freeze the rest for lunchboxes! Perfect!

  63. Katie Lazenby August 24, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    The first thing I would make would be a chunky vegetable stew! I’ve just spent the last half an hour dicing my veggies to make it for dinner and my hand is sore! I can’t wait to cut down on the time and effort making healthy meals using the X Blade Pro will create.

  64. Helen August 24, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    I’d make lots of baby food for my 7 month old.

  65. Michelle Harrison August 24, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    I would make a date and walnut loaf to have after my chopped salad luncheon

  66. Heather Beech August 24, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    what an amazing looking device. sadly my food processor had to be given up..after 20 years the blade shaft started to shatter. in the market for a new one now. and this one looks the ticket. good luck all. I have so many things i could make, cheeesecake base, ohhh squirrel away finely chopped vege into Dads spag bog.. yeap he is just like a kid!

  67. Kimberly Large August 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    Wow! Some many ideas come to mind, soups, cakes, slices. I would be in a cooking frenzy lol

  68. Simone August 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    Such a small and universal food processor would be so handy in my confined kitchen, and help with my carpel tunnel.

  69. Barbara August 24, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    Pumpkin soup

  70. Fiona August 24, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    Might be boring but dips. I love dips!

  71. Jasmine August 24, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    I want to make a simple choc birthday cake for mum

  72. Heather Beech August 26, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    THANK YOU ….

  73. L.Archer September 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    I hope this will be a special cake

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