Easy sultana slice

This deliciously easy sultana slice recipe doesn't hide behind any fancy ingredients - it's just good, old-fashioned baking at its best

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 14 piece
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This recipe first appeared in Food magazine.
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  • 125 gram butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/3 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • 50 gram butter, softened
  • 2 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2-3 tablespoons boiling water


  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line an 18cm x 28cm pan with baking paper.
  • 2
    Cream the butter and sugar with an electric beater until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • 3
    Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well. Stir in the vanilla essence and lemon zest. Sift in the flour. Add the sultanas. Fold together gently until combined.
  • 4
    Spoon the mixture into the base of the prepared pan, smoothing it out with the back of a spoon. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool.
  • 5
    To make the icing, mix the ingredients together until you have a spreadable consistency. Spread the icing over the cooled base and leave to set before cutting the slice into pieces.


  • For a plainer version of this slice without the icing, sprinkle the base with 2 tablespoons coffee sugar crystals before baking.