Sweetened Coconut Flakes

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Midwife Momma

My daughter was preparing to made Paula Deen's Jamie's Coconut Cake for my Father's 74th birthday -- coconut cake is his favorite! We only had unsweetened coconut. (We try to use only organic ingredients, and couldn't find any organic sweetened coconut). We tried this, and it turned out wonderfully.

Top Review by AliInAvalon

Thank you so much! I am no baker (too many rules ... I like suggestions and more freedom for adlib). I, too, am making PD's coconut cake; and, I, too, have discovered there is no such thing as sweetened coconut that doesn't have propylene glycol or some other objectionable ingredient. I was on the same track as you, but had no inclination of the proportions. I just wanted to say thanks for sharing. This will certainly make my life just a bit easier.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a sauce pan, heat the water and sugar.
  2. Add the coconut.
  3. Stir until all the water is absorbed.
  4. If desired, allow to dry on a cookie sheet.

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