Jamaican Dessert Recipe

Jamaican Dessert Recipe

Authentic and ethnic dessert dishes have always upheld the cultural appreciation all over the globe. What better way to connect other than food? Jamaican dessert recipes are popular for their tropical yet ethnic taste and flavor. One of the best parts about Jamaican desserts with coconut are, that they have a tropical kick to them.

Jamaican Dessert Recipe

Recipe for Jamaican Dessert

There are many Jamaican bakeries around the American continent. These bakeries sell Jamaican pastries, different Jamaican desserts. The dish in this article is one of the best traditional Jamaican desserts. It is definitely a top dish among other Jamaican desserts list. It is traditionally called- Jamaican Toto

You can also make this now by following through the instructions of this recipe. 

Ingredients you will Need are:

  • Unsalted butter, one stick
  • Half a cup of brown sugar
  • Half a cup of white sugar
  • Half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • One teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • Two eggs in room temperature
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • Two cups of grated coconut
  • One third of a cup of evaporated milk
  • One fourth of a cup of coconut milk

Method of Preparing the Jamaican Dessert Recipe- Toto, Step by Step:

Step 1: Use a stand mixer and pour the butter stick and both types of sugar in the mixer. Mix them well. 

Step 2: Gradually add the vanilla extract and eggs, mix and beat for a few minutes.

Step 3: In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients with each other. Add the Flour, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.

Step 4: Slowly start mixing the dry mixture in the stand mixer ingredients. 

Step 5: gradually add the evaporated milk then the coconut milk as the mixer continues to mix the ingredients together. 

Step 6: Add the grated coconuts with the mixture. Take it off the stand mixer.

Step 7: Pour the mix into a pre-greased baking pan (8 inches x 12 inches in dimension)

Step 8: Bake for 30-40 minutes on 375°F or 190°C. Take it out when done and let it cool down. Serve and enjoy.


This traditional Jamaican dessert recipe is one of the most popular ones among Caribbean areas. The fresh coconut flavor and delicious taste of cinnamon and nutmeg enhances the dish.

This is one of the desserts you will go back to for some more. So, why not bake it on your own and enjoy it from the comfort of your own home?

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