Breads and Cakes

Jamaican Grater Cake

Written by Winsome Murphy

Do you like sweet treats? This recipe is for you. Grater cake is one is a traditional Jamaican sweet treats made mainly from coconut and sugar. It is easy to make and a great treat to serve as a desert at parties. Enjoy our Jamaican Grater cake recipe.


  •  2 cups grated coconut (white parts only)
  •  3 cups granulated sugar
  •  ½  cup water
  • ½ Teaspoon Peppermint Essence
  • Red or Pink Food colouring

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  • Combine and cook the coconut, water and granulated sugar in a thick saucepan.
  • Boil the ingredients until the grated coconut is soft.  Make sure that the mixture is sticky to hold together.
  • Add the Peppermint Essence.
  • Stir vigorously for a minute.
  • Using a large spoon place heaps of the mixture on greased sheets. (You may also use a square backing pan and then cut up the dried coconut cake)
  • Leave some of the mixture in the sauce pan and colour with the food colouring.
  • Please the coloured mixture as small heaps on top of the bigger heaps on the greased sheets. Allow to cool and server.

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Winsome Murphy