The ultimate collection of 20+ old fashioned slice recipes... just like grandma used to make! Including all the classic favourites like caramel slice, jelly slice, hedgehog slice and more!
Nothing can compare to an old fashioned slice recipe that's been passed down from generation to generation. These classic slices have certainly stood the test of time and are still just as popular as ever.
They're quick, no-fuss, budget friendly, AND they taste delicious! The perfect combination!
So I've put together a collection of 20 of the most popular old fashioned slice recipes which I'm sure you will enjoy!
20 Classic Slice Recipes
Note: Click on any of the links below to be taken directly to the full recipe (including printable recipe cards with both conventional and Thermomix step-by-step instructions and plenty of recipe tips!)
This apple & sour cream slice is a simple one-bowl, no fuss tea-cake that takes just a few minutes to mix, then bake. And there you have it - a beautiful apple and cinnamon combination, with the creaminess of sour cream added on top of a delicious tea-cake base.
Here's some comments:
***** "Made this to take with me to a family lunch. Nothing came home except the tin. I have another one cooling as I type this. so simple and so tasty with the advantage I could make it the day before."
***** "We loved this slice, I needed to use up a container of sour cream... and this was the perfect way to tick that box. It was devoured in one day with my kids and husband fighting over the last piece"
Hands down, this is the BEST caramel slice you will ever eat! Always a favourite and one of my most popular recipes, this chocolate caramel slice is much simpler than you think. And with that rich caramel filling, you only need a little piece to satisfy (but who can stop at one, right???)
With a deliciously soft and chewy base, and a simple chocolate icing, this slice uses basic baking ingredients, and takes just over 30 minutes from start to finish. No wonder this slice has always been a handy one to feed hungry mouths!
There's a good reason why this slice has always been a firm favourite. Made from a simple biscuit base and tangy lemon icing, it's a perfect flavour combo, and even better - no baking required. Perfect for a lunch-box treat, afternoon tea, and always a winner at the bake sale!
***** "Amazing. Wonderful lemon flavour. Easy to make. Only thing is, make double quantity as these go way too quickly!"
Using just basic baking ingredients, and the sweetness of dates throughout, you will find this a really quick and easy, old fashioned slice recipe that the whole family will enjoy. Ready in just 30 minutes and freezer-friendly too - perfect for those last minute 'grab and go' lunchbox fillers.
This was a 'staple food group' at my Gran's house when I was young, and I still LOVE IT!!!! A yummy crunchy base and a THICK layer of chocolate coconut frosting. It's one of those slices that you just can't get enough of!
A simple mix and melt no-bake recipe that takes hardly any time to prepare. No wonder this is an old fashioned favourite that has been, and still is, incredibly popular. Budget friendly and tastes so good - it's always a winner!
I've made this slice a zillion times, and it ALWAYS goes down a treat! I once gave it to a friend who said she didn't like licorice and she rang me that night for the recipe! It's that good!
This famous old fashioned vanilla custard slice is not too sweet, yet creamy and absolutely delicious. If you're thinking this is a difficult slice to make, check out my recipe for an incredibly easy method - try it, you'll see how simple it is!
A classic, triple layer slice made with a crushed biscuits and butter base, a condensed milk filling, and raspberry jelly on top. This is a completely no-bake slice, but ensure you allow enough time for chilling - believe me, it is definitely worth the wait!
Who would have thought the humble Weet-Bix could transform into the best lunch-box or after school snack?? One bowl - half an hour - 'Freckles' optional!!!!
***** "So yummy! Made this for a class party and sprinkled mini marshmallows on top with coconut. Tastes soooooo good. Thank you 🙂"
A crunchy chocolate caramel and rice bubble base, topped with a layer of milk chocolate. Forget the fancy equipment, all you need is a microwave, a bowl and a spoon. I'm sure the kids would love to help mixing this one (and licking the mixing spoon too!)
Another old-fashioned slice recipe that remains an all-time favourite. I always get asked for this traditional recipe which is based on a recipe from a very old Country Womens Association (CWA) recipe book - somethings just never go out of style, do they??
Whilst not traditionally a 'slice', this old fashioned coconut ice recipe deserves every right to be included here, as it's still as popular as ever. Quick and easy to prepare, you'll have it mixed, and in the fridge in 10 minutes! Yum....
I have an uncle who has always been obsessed with ginger crunch slice. In fact, it's the first thing he buys when he travels to New Zealand where it's an all time classic! With a shortbread-like base, topped with a sweet and creamy golden syrup and ginger icing - it's heaven!
These date squares are an old fashioned favourite for many reasons - made from basics, including rolled oats and dates (very budget friendly), simple to make (yay!) and taste absolutely fabulous with a crunchy crumble topping and a sweet date filling. You can serve 'as is', or warm it up up with a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream.....so easy, taste delicious!
I love how these classic recipes use the most basic ingredients, yet make the most delcious cakes and slices! This creamy and dainty passionfruit slice is ready to serve in just over half an hour, and I'm sure will be enjoyed by all.
Everyone is familiar with my no-bake lemon and coconut slice also featured in this collection, but this simple BAKED lemon slice is another delicious option to try. We're all 'time poor'....yet this little treat can be mixed and baked in half an hour, and it could, quite possibly, be devoured in the same amount of time!
Mix...melt...bake...then ice...This easy chocolate slice is a great one to get the kids involved with. So simple and I'm sure you'll probably find all the ingredients required in the pantry. You just can't beat the taste of a homemade chocolate slice!
We all love chewy and crunchy Anzac biscuits, right? Well, this budget-friendly slice is a great alternative, and 'time saver', as you just press into a baking tin rather than roll individual biscuits. Perfect for hungry kids (and adults) anytime!
And there you have it! A collection of 20 of my favourite old fashioned slice recipes that remain firmly popular for lots of good reasons.
I hope you will enjoy these as much as my family do!
More Popular Slice Recipes
Given the popularity of the recipes above, it's no surprise that they're always the favourites at events.
Check out these recipe collections for more great slice recipes that are perfect for fetes and fundraisers:
Everybody loves a slice recipe that you can make ahead of time and freeze! Whether you're getting organised on the school holidays, prepping for a birthday party or stocking the freezer for a fundraiser, these recipes freeze and defrost perfectly!
It doesn't get any easier than a no-bake slice... and you can totally forget about ever needing to turn the oven on again! Simply mix together and chill in the fridge. So easy and yet so, so delicious!
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