raspberry slice

Raspberry Slice

raspberry slice

Raspberry Slice

Raspberry Slice is an old classic favourite I grew up with in New Zealand. It is made with two layers of shortbread filled with a layer of raspberry jam then covered in a creamy raspberry icing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Slices
Servings 12 slices
Calories 300 kcal


  • 120 grams butter
  • 1 egg
  • 120 grams caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 cups plain flour

Raspberry Icing

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp hot water
  • Few drops of raspberry or strawberry essence
  • red food colouring


  • Preheat oven to 180 C. Line a slice tray with baking paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg, than sifted dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together . Knead until the dough is smooth. Divide in half. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Spread jam over the bottom layer. Place other half of pastry on top. Bake for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool and ice with raspberry icing.

Raspberry Icing

  • Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add butter and water to make it a smooth consistency. Add essence and red food colouring to a light pink colour

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