Coconut Cake (Jamaican Toto)
Coconut Cake (Jamaican Toto)
This Caribbean Coconut Cake which is also known as Jamaican ToTo and other names in the Caribbean is a simple and easy recipe, vegan friendly.


  • 5 cups all purpose or baking flour 
  • 2 cups Sugar 
  • 3 cups coconut milk (fresh or can)
  • 3 cups coconut flakes 
  • 1/2 stick melted butter or vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (optional) 
  • 2 tbsp vanilla essence 
  • 2 tsp almond & rose water (if available)
  • 2 tsp grated nutmeg 
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder 
  • 2 tsp mix spice 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger or ginger powder 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 


  1. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  4. Once both sets are mixed you can go ahead and combine them together.
  5. Pour into a 9x13 square pan (pre-greased).
  6. Bake for 1 hour.
  7. Remove and test with toothpick.
  8. Glaze with melted butter.
  9. Let sit to cool.


  • Cut ingredients in half for smaller cake 
  • Taste and make adjustments
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