From classic coconut cake to Thai-Style ice cream sandwiches, these 20 recipes showcase the versatility of the delicately sweet and creamy coconut.
Coconut Rice Pudding (Sombi)
More like a creamy porridge than a pudding in consistency, this sweet dish is commonly eaten for breakfast or as an afternoon snack in Senegal.
Pok Pok (Thai-Style Ice Cream Sandwich)
Hot dog buns are completely transformed in this fun, flavorful Thai dessert. See the recipe for Pok Pok »
Bibingka (Cassava Custard)
In a classic dessert from the Philippines, grated cassava and coconut milk make a rich custard, best served warm with coffee or tea. See the recipe for Bibingka »
German Chocolate Cake
The iconic triple-layer chocolate cake takes its name from German’s Sweet Chocolate, a product that’s not German at all: the versatile baking chocolate was created by an American baker named Samuel German in 1852. See the recipe for German Chocolate Cake »
A bite-sized cube of butter cake dipped in chocolate, then rolled in coconut flakes, Lamingtons are a favorite Australian treat. See the recipe for Lamingtons »
Pineapple Sponge Cake
Using coconut flour instead of all-purpose makes for a moister crumb–as well as emphasizing pineapple’s tropical flavor–and has the added bonus of making the cake naturally gluten-free. See the recipe for Pineapple Sponge Cake »