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Jamaican Toto - Caribbean Coconut Cake

Jamaican Toto is a popular Caribbean coconut cake that is a simple and delicious spice cake and dates back to colonial times. The batter is super easy to make and produces a sweet cake that needs no frosting. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword baking, cake, coconut, coconut milk, easy, toto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 12 servings
Calories 282 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz butter softened cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups coconut grated
  • 1 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Grease an 8 "x 12" baking pan.
  3. Using a stand up mixer, cream the butter and sugar, then add the vanilla and the eggs and beat for additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl sift flour, and baking powder. Mix in the cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  5. Slowly begin adding the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Add the evaporated milk 1/2 cup at a time. Add the coconut milk.

  6. Finally add the shredded coconut 1/2 cup at a time.
  7. Pour into baking pan, and bake for 30-40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  8. Place the cake on a cooling rack, and allow it to come to room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Jamaican Toto - Caribbean Coconut Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 359mg10%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.