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Coconut Sweet Bread

Caribbean Coconut Sweet bread laden with freshly grated coconut , tropical flavors and with cream cheese glaze.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 14 -16 slices
Calories 515kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 small coconut grated 2 cups
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit I used pineapple and cherries
  • 1 cup 226 grams 8 ounce butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup 4 ounce sour cream
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons angostura bitters
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavor
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk or regular milk

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 Tbs. cold whole or low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime/lemon
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime


  • In a small bowl combine the candied pineapple, chopped cherries, and raisins.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/325°F. Grease and line the cake tin (pan) with baking parchment
  • Cream together the butter and sugar at high speed in a stand mixture until it’s fluffy and starting to look white, about 5- 7 minutes, add sour cream and mix for another minute.
  • Stir in the eggs, a one at a time, beating the mixture well between each one and adding a tablespoon of the flour with the last egg to prevent the batter from curdling.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder into the batter, and then add the fruits, nutmeg, bitters, cinnamon, allspice, almond and vanilla extract, Add grated coconut .
  • Stir well until everything is fully combined. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl.
  • Pour batter into a greased and floured Bundt cake and bake at 325 until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 50–65minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Cream cheese glaze

  • Whip together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla , grated lime, lime juice and 2 tablespoons of milk until very creamy. Add more milk to get desired consistency for drizzling. Pour on cake
  • Serve
  • Serve with tea or whipped cream


Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2.6mg