January 18, 2017

Grater Cake is a traditional Jamaican confection (I bet you haven’t heard that  word in a long while). It’s grated coconut, sugar and spices. As I’ve always say, Jamaicans love their sugar! At least those over age 60, like me. That’s because we grew up on traditional confections like grater cake, which was one of the sweet treats you could find in almost every Jamaican food shop then… and now. But it wasn’t unusual for people to make grater cake at home. That’s because there are only a few ingredients, and if you have a heavy bottom pot and a big wooden spoon you’re set to get the job done.

When my children were young, they always loved Grater Cake a little more than Coconut Drops. Maybe because of the pretty pink on top. I’m really not sure because I think both are delicious!

Every Jamaican knows what Grater Cake is and, like me, have nostalgic  memories from childhood. When I was young I could make one piece of grater cake last for days! Nowadays I don’t eat Grater Cake often, so when I do it’s a real treat. 


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Fay & Angela

In our family cooking is a loving gesture. Our mission is to spread that love around the world by sharing our beloved family recipes. Our Jamaican recipes have been passed down for generations, are easy to prepare and very authentic! We know you'll love them. Enjoy!

Fay & Angela


  • Reply
    Esline Mills
    December 2, 2014

    Hi Fay
    thank you so much for grater cake recipe.
    They taste just as I remembered.

    Esline Mills

  • Reply
    July 26, 2015

    Do you have a recipe for Crab Soup? I would like to have the recipe for crab soup Jamaican style Thanks

    • Reply Fay & Angela
      Fay & Angela Author
      August 3, 2015

      Hi Jean,
      I don’t have a recipe for Crab Soup… but it is one I’d like to test and share. Stay tuned! Blessings, Fay

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