When we were getting ready to butcher our pigs a week or so ago I wanted to have a cake prepared for snacks and maybe dessert, and this is what I came up with.



  • 4 cups self raising flour
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 10 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups cold water

Mix dry ingredients, add coconut cream, olive oil and water. Mix until all combined.

Spread in a lined tin and bake for 30 minutes in a moderate oven.

Check to see if it is cooked and then when cold ice with chocolate icing with coconut sprinkled on top.

This cake was delicious and moist, a little crumbly but great with cream.


PS. This is a big recipe so you could definitely halve it if you wanted a smaller cake.


  1. yum!!!!!! I wonder, is coconut cream the same as coconut milk??? Coconut is a favorite among hubby and Papa (papa grew and harvested them in Cuba and then it became illegal under Castro as the “state” claimed all the coconuts). He loves drinking the milk fresh from it, and the soap made from fresh coconut is amazing.

    Now I’m going to have to make a chocolate cake with coconut. I’m drooling for chocolate coconut now instead of my oatmeal and fruit breakfast! 😛

    1. Hey there Angie, coconut milk (canned) is thicker than milk, I’m not sure though. I have never heard of soap made from fresh coconut, will have to research that. I find it very interesting when you tell us about how it was for your Papa, thank you for that.
      Oh and please enjoy your breakfast ;-). Blessings

      1. Still thinking about that chocolate!

        We travel down Papa’s memory lane regularly as he gets older (89 soon) and likes to tell his stories. He is trying to pass on traditions from the island, so that the world before Castro is not forgotten.

        1. Thanks Angie for sharing with us, you have me very interested in Cuba now and it isn’t a place I know much about. I’m going to do some research for my own interest now and I so appreciate that you share snippets of Papa’s stories here. Blessings to you.

  2. Great, now I want cake! LOL Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I can’t wait to see what you share this week!

  3. I love this kind of recipe. So easy but tastes darn good. Thank you so much for sharing it at Thriving on Thursdays. It’s always a pleasure to see you each week. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you again tomorrow.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  4. I love this flavor combination!! Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I loved having you!! Hope you can join us again tomorrow!! Pinned to My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Pinterest page!! 🙂

  5. Love coconut and chocolate, so I’m thinking we’ll definitely love this cake! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

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