More candy than cake really! When I was young, and way before that, this was seen pretty frequently around Bermuda in small shops. Nowadays, you may see it at a charity bake sale or the occasional corner shop run by Bermudians that still keep in touch with the good ol' days!
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- 1In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat together the sugars and the water until sugar has dissolved and thickened.
- 2Add the remaining ingredients.
- 3Cook slowly, stirring for about 20 minutes, or until quite thick.
- 4Add food coloring if using, before it gets too thick to stir properly.
- 5Test for doneness by dropping a rounded tablespoon's worth on a damp cutting board.
- 6If it hardens as it cools, it's done.
- 7Most people just plop rounded tablespoons of this mixture onto a damp cutting board and let it spread and cool. They're usually about 3 or so inches wide. So, experiment until you get the size you desire.
- 8Store them in a glass jar or you can wrap them individually in waxed paper.
- 9Beware! This is very sweet!
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Nutritional Facts for Old-Time Coconut Cakes
Serving Size: 1 (1443 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 6270.6
- Calories from Fat 2635
- Total Fat 292.8 g
- Saturated Fat 259.5 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 342.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 936.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 74.1 g
- Sugars 856.3 g
- Protein 31.3 g