Caribbean Coconut Cakes

How to make Caribbean Coconut Cakes

This Caribbean treat is vastly known by many names but one thing’s for sure its one of the tastiest ways to eat coconut.

Caribbean Coconut Cakes
Caribbean Coconut Cakes have been a part of Bermudian heritage and passed down for generations.

Coconut cakes are a classic bake sale favorite. Along with Bermuda Glass candy, this is another old Bermudian confectionery passed down from our ancestors.

Coconut cakes are not indigenous to Bermuda as most of the Caribbean make it in their own way. Jamaica calls theirs Grater cake while Trinidad, Guyana and St. Vincent have their own versions of coconut cakes. Besides the difference of a few ingredients here and there its all the same.

Caribbean Coconut Cakes
Caribbean Coconut Cakes are made with coconut, ginger, sugar, flavor and coloring.

These candied cakes are super easy to make. Cooking sugar down to a liquid then adding shredded coconut, flavorings and sometimes coloring.

I love loads of ginger in mine. But you can have them plain or with a little mixed essence or vanilla.

How to make Coconut Candy

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This Caribbean treat is vastly known by many names but one thing's for sure its one of the tastiest ways to eat coconut.

Caribbean Coconut Cakes

 

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time30 mins

 2 cups Grated coconut
 4 cups White sugar
 ½ cup Water
 1 tsp Fresh Ginger (or to taste)
 ½ tsp Vanilla or Mixed Essence
 Food coloring (optional)

1

Start, Heat sugar and water in a large saucepan. Once the sugar has dissolved, add in your coconut and ginger, stir slowly to avoid burning.

*WARNING: this recipe involves hot sugar which can be dangerous. Please use caution when preparing alone or with young children

2

Following the coconut and ginger, incorporate the flavoring and food coloring (optional) then continue to stir coconut until the mixture thickens.

3

After the coconut has thickened, test the mixture by dropping a spoonful onto a wet board or baking tray to check for hardness when the candy cools. When this is achieved spoon heaps onto the wet surface, while hot and let cool in mini drop shapes.

4

Finally, allow the cakes to completely cool and harden before serving.

Ingredients

 2 cups Grated coconut
 4 cups White sugar
 ½ cup Water
 1 tsp Fresh Ginger (or to taste)
 ½ tsp Vanilla or Mixed Essence
 Food coloring (optional)

Directions

1

Start, Heat sugar and water in a large saucepan. Once the sugar has dissolved, add in your coconut and ginger, stir slowly to avoid burning.

*WARNING: this recipe involves hot sugar which can be dangerous. Please use caution when preparing alone or with young children

2

Following the coconut and ginger, incorporate the flavoring and food coloring (optional) then continue to stir coconut until the mixture thickens.

3

After the coconut has thickened, test the mixture by dropping a spoonful onto a wet board or baking tray to check for hardness when the candy cools. When this is achieved spoon heaps onto the wet surface, while hot and let cool in mini drop shapes.

4

Finally, allow the cakes to completely cool and harden before serving.

Caribbean Coconut Cakes

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