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4 - 6 People
Serves 6
Difficulty 0


Tart base 

  • 2 cups cake or self-rising  pastry flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp icing/castor sugar 
  • 90 g coconut oil or margarine softened not melted. 

Coconut frangipane filling 

  • 80 g vegan butter or margarine at room temperature
  • 125 g  caster sugar 
  • 40 g smooth apricot jam
  • 90ml aquafaba 
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded coconut 
  • 30 g all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch 
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1 cup smooth apricot jam (i used mom’s )



  1. Combine the flour, and icing sugar/castor sugar, in a large bowl. Add the softened coconut oil or margarine and rub it into the dry ingredients with your fingers until your flour looks like breadcrumbs. 
  2. Add ice cold water. 1 tbsp at a time,  I added ¼ cup. Combine all the ingredients into a dough gently.  Wrap it up in a piece of cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out between two sheets of baking paper until you get a circle or square tin large enough to cover your entire tin case, about 2-3 mm in thickness. Place the rolled-out dough over a tart case and gently line the inside of it with the pastry. Tuck the pastry in well, ensuring.  Trim the excess pastry and patch any holes with the cut-off excess. 
  4. Pierce the bottom of the pastry with a fork in a few places and chill the pastry-lined tart case in the fridge for about another 60 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Line the pastry case with parchment paper and fill with baking beads or rice for a blind bake.
  6. Blind bake the pastry for 15 minutes. Remove the paper and beads and bake for another 10 minutes.

Coconut frangipane filling

  1. While the pastry base is baking, prepare the filling.
  2. Cream oil/ margarine and sugar. Whisk in the flour. Add aquafaba, a small amount at a time. Whisk well after each portion of aquafaba.
  3. Gently fold in the shredded coconut and vanilla extract with a spatula. You should end up with a thick batter. 
  4. Spread out the smooth apricot jam on to the base, then Fill the pastry case with coconut frangipane and spread the filling evenly. Sprinkle over more coconut and castor sugar. 
  5. Bake the tart for about 30- 40 minutes, until the filling is nicely browned.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow the tart to cool down before removing it from the tin and cutting it into squares or slices. 
  7. Store or freeze in an airtight container. 

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