Trinidad Sweetbread


A traditional coconut and fruit bread from the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean.

12 servings


  • ½ pound butter, softened

  • 4 ½ cups white sugar

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 2 teaspoons almond extract

  • 9 cups all-purpose flour

  • 9 tablespoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 cups shredded coconut

  • 1 cup chopped dried mixed fruit

  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 5x9 inch loaf pans and set aside.

  2. Blend together the butter, sugar, eggs, evaporated milk and almond extract.

  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Add to wet ingredients and stir.

  4. Add coconut, coarsely mixed dry chopped fruit and raisins. Mix well and pour into prepared loaf tins.

  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1063 Calories
30g Fat
189g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 1063
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 21g 106%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1363mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 189g 69%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 98g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 708mg 54%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 522mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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