Easy Vegan Carrot Coconut Grater Cakes | Dessert | Snack.

grated carrot coconut cake

Why not marry both coconut and carrot to give birth to this delicious Carrot Coconut Grater Cake?

Grated coconut cake is a very popular sweet treat in Jamaica. The grated carrot cake was inspired by the famous grated coconut cake. My grated carrot cake was a healthier alternative and loved to enjoy as a snack or sweet treat.

Traditionally coconut was used to make“Coconut Grater Cake”  or “Coconut Drops”. They were cooked in sugar and spices, then dropped onto banana leaves to cool and hardened.

In essence, grater cakes are actually candy and not a traditional cake. I guess Jamaicans call it a cake because most often in Jamaican when things become hardened, it is referred to as “it cake up”

This cake is ideal for vegans and vegetarians. It does not follow the traditional hard candy-like texture of grated coconut cake. I purposefully reduce the amount of sugar I normally use. However, the texture is soft with a delicious flavor profile.


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Vegan Carrot Coconut "Cake"

Here Are All The Ingredients You Will Need.

shredded carrot

Grated Carrot



Vanilla Extract

Brown Sugar



Unsalted Cashew

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grated carrot coconut cake

Easy and Delicious Vegan Carrot Coconut "Cake" Recipe.

Kevin Foodie
Everyone will enjoy this delicious sweet treat. The easy recipe is inspired by the famous Jamaican Grated Coconut Cake dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Caribbean, Jamaican
Servings 10


  • Sauce Pan
  • Spoon
  • Blender
  • Grease Paper


  • 2 cups Baby Carrots, Gated
  • 3 cups Grated Coconut
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted Cashew, Chopped
  • ¼ cup Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 1 tbsp. Grated Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Warm Water


  • Fresh coconut is better. The coconut i used in this recipe was the left over coconut "trash" from the coconut oil recipe. See link below if you want to know how to make your own coconut oil.
    If you have fresh cocconut, cut into small cubes and add to a blender. In blender, grate for 1-2 minutes.
    fresh coconut
  • To a saucepan, add the 3 cups grated coconut.
    grated carrot coconut cake
  • In a blender, also grate 2 cups of baby carrots. Whole carrots works just as good. Peel, cut into pieces, and grate them in the blender.
    grated carrot coconut cake
  • Add carrot to the grated coconut and mix together.
    grated carrot coconut cake
  • To the carrot and coconut mixture, add the brown sugar
    grated carrot coconut cake
  • Add the rated ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well together.
    grated carrot coconut cake
  • To the mixture, add chopped cashews. and mix all ingredients together.
    grated carrot coconut cake
  • Over medium flame, cook the carrot and coconut mixture. Use spoon to stir occasionally to prevent sticking and burning for 10 minutes.
    Add the warm water and allow to continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from flame. Line a cutting board or any surface with grease paper. Spoon about ½ cup of mixture onto grease paper.
    Use spoon to shape the carrot coconut cake into 4-6 inches patties. You can use a mold to get perfertly even shaped cakes.
    grated carrot coconut cake
  • Allow cooling at room temperature for about 1-2 hours. Your vegan carrot coconut cake can be wrapped in wax or aluminum foil paper and stored in the refrigerator.
    grated carrot coconut cake



I usually use 4 cups of sugar for this recipe. Extra sugar produced sweeter and chewy textured cakes. 
Instead, this recipe calls for 2 cups of brown sugar to reduce the sweetness. As a result, the texture is less firm and chewy.
Chopped cashews were added for more texture. If you are allergic to cashew, this ingredient can be eliminated. Any other chopped nuts can be used.
Traditionally, carrots and coconuts were grated using a grater, hence the name grater cake.
jamaican grater
Jamaican Grater
If you are interested in learning how to make your own coconut oil, then you will love my 7 steps recipe. See blog link below.
Keyword Carrot, Dessert, Grated Coconut Cake, Grater Cake, Sweet Treat, Vegan

Vegan Coconut Carrot Grater Cakes

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grated carrot coconut cake

Vegan Cake Dessert



You will love the interesting blog on how to make your own homemade coconut oil

7 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Carrot Coconut Grater Cakes | Dessert | Snack.”

  1. This is actually a very easy and delicious recipe! I have tried already once something similar, but with other ingredients and I liked it a lot! Next time I need to try this recipe! 🙂

  2. I’ve never seen a recipe quite like this one before. I love all of the ingredients so I am sure it will be a hit. Very excited to try it soon, it looks delicious!

  3. These sound fantastic! And they sound really easy to make and reasonably healthy too. Thanks so much for sharing this. I’m going to bookmark this recipe to give it a try 😀

  4. Thanks for such a fantastic recipe made from coconut.
    I’ll definitely try it at home as I love the foods made using coconut. Back in Kolkata, India we used it a lot in various food.

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