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Caribean Coconut Pie Recipe

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Why We Love Coconut Cakes

A coconut cake is a delicious traditional cake from the Caribbean region. It's made with coconut, sugar & eggs and flavoured with coconut extract. Some people love the distinct coconut flavor in this sweet dessert. Others prefer a milder version with less coconut flavour. To accommodate everyone's taste, you can make a mild or spicy coconut cake. Either way, you'll enjoy this delicious cake.

Coconut cakes are traditionally served at Caribbean islands such as Jamaica and Trinidad. They're also popular in the diaspora of people from those regions. Many restaurants cater to those customers by offering them traditional dishes such as coconut cakes. To add authenticity to your desserts, use the same spices used in island recipes. You can also add fresh ingredients such as grated lime zest or pineapple slices for extra sweetness and flavour. For a fun spin on this classic dish, use mini cupcake liners to make individual cakes. People will love being able to pick their favourite flavour!

To make sure everyone gets the flavour they want, let people choose their preferred coconut extract. Some people like the mildest version of this dessert possible- so they use only 1/8 teaspoon of coconut extract per cake recipe they use. Others like more of a signature tropical taste- so they use up to 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract per cake recipe they use. You can also substitute other flavours such as vanilla or cinnamon for your basic dessert recipe. All these options allow you to customize your favourite Caribbean dessert!

A coconut cake is an authentic dish from the Caribbean region that everyone enjoys eating in different ways. For a milder version, use less than 1/4 tsp of coconut extract per cake recipe you use. For a spicier version, add some ground ginger or cinnamon along with your other spices for flavouring the batter and icing layers separately. Either way, using these additions will give you the perfect dessert!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

25 min

45 min

Serves up to 12 people

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  • 280g butter
  • 175g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g flour
  • 1,5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50g crushed coconut
  • 5 spoons coconut cream
  • 280g icing sugar
  • 5 spoons pineapple jam
  • to decorate crushed coconut


  1. Preheat the oven on 180 degrees C/ 356 degrees F & grease both baking trays.
  2. Put 175g of the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder & eggs in a bowl and mix. Once it's a smooth mass you can add the coconut & 2 spoons of the coconut cream and mix more.
  3. Now divide the cake batter in the baking trays and bake it for about 25 minutes. Let it cool down for about 5 minutes and take the cakes out of the baking trays.
  4. Now mix the icing sugar, rest of the butter & rest of the coconut cream until it's a smooth mix.
  5. Add the pineapple jam on one of the cakes and add half of the coconut cream on it, now add the second cake on top of the one with the jam & cream and add the rest of the coconut cream on the top of the cake and decorate it with coconut.
  6. Bon Appetit!

Do You Love Cakes & Do You Want To Bake The Victoria Sandwich Cake?

Sponge cake (you might know it as Swiss Roll) is one of the oldest forms of cakes. It is a very popular product all around the globe, because it's so easy to make. It was invented a long time ago, in the year 1615 to be exact. But only in the 18th century bakers started to use eggs in the batter and it became popular in Western Europe.

The Victoria Sandwich Cake is also known as the Victoria Sponge Cake and Victorian Cake. This delicious Sponge Cake is the typical British treat to eat while you sip your tea.

Queen Victoria started to organize her own tea parties around the year 1855. The simple sponge cake was one of the favourites of the Queen. After her husband, Prince Albert, died in 1861, the Queen spent time in the Osborn House at the Isle of Wight. At this place the Sponge cake was named after Queen Victoria.

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