Cayman Custard-Topped Cornbread


You won't find the recipe anywhere other than the Cayman Islands! One of my favorite desserts growing up in Cayman. Very sweet and you will be wanting more!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg, or more to taste

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 (14 ounce) can water

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can water

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Whisk sugar, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Add coconut milk and evaporated milk; fill empty cans with water (totaling 26 fluid ounces) and add to mixture. Mix butter, egg, and vanilla extract into mixture and beat with an electric mixer until well mixed; pour into the prepared dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cornbread is cooked through and set, 1 hour 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
11g Fat
58g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 165mg 4%

* 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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