A heavy dessert and pudding made with egg yolks, sugar, ground cinnamon, and grated coconuts,
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Cocada Amarela

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Angolan
Keyword: Angolan, Clove, Coconut, Dessert, Egg Yolk, Eggs, Grated Coconut, Ground Cinnamon, Pudding, Sugar
Servings: 9 people


  • 1&1/2 cups Sugar
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 Whole Cloves
  • 2 cups grated unsweetened coconut meat
  • 9 Egg Yolks
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon to Taste


  • Crack the coconut open. Cut it in smaller pieces, scoop out the meat and grate about half of it.
  • Combine the sugar, water, and cloves in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. When the sugar is entirely dissolved, stop stirring and allow to continue boiling for a couple of minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Remove the cloves. Add the grated coconut and mix well. Continue to simmer, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Separately, beat the egg yolks until they thicken. Stir in about ½ cup of the syrup and mix, making sure that the egg yolks don’t curdle. Pour the mixture into the saucepan with the remaining syrup and stir thoroughly until reaching a homogeneous pudding texture.
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently until the pudding is thick enough. Serve the pudding into individual serving bowls.
  • Serve warm or place in refrigerator to serve cold. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon at time of serving.