Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe

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On Saturday, 7/13/13 I posted a picture on our Facebook page with this question, "When last have you had a slice of this? Delectable Jamaican Potato Pudding?"

In a short while it received over 100 likes, 19 shares plus a whole bunch of comments.

These included, "Can I have that?", "Would do with a piece right now?", "Love it..but can't find no good bakers..its either too dry, no have no flavor or something..always a let down..need to go home for the real thing".

But the most popular comments though were those from people asking where can they find the recipe.

Well here it is!

This is the one- with cornmeal, but I actually extracted it from Grace Kitchens so this one should be really good.

Here you go! Enjoy!


  • 4 cups sweet potatoes
  • 1 can coconut mIlk
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cups margarine, melted
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup raisins, soaked
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime rind, grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons white rum


  1. Peel and grate sweet potatoes. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Combine Coconut Milk, water, Margarine, sugar, raisins and vanilla, and stir.
  3. Mix together flour, cornmeal, nutmeg, cinnamon, lime rind and salt; set aside.
  4. Empty flour mixture into the grated potatoes. Gradually add the combined liquid and stir to remove lumps.
  5. Pour mixture into a well greased baking pan and bake for approximately 2 hours.
  6. To Serve:
    Allow pudding to cool; then combine lime juice with rum and sprinkle over pudding.

This recipe actually serves 10.
Source: Grace Kitchens

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Jan 15, 2017
by: Elaine

Much nicer without cornmeal. Cornmeal pudding is cornmeal pudding. Sweet potato pudding is sweet potato pudding. Mixing both! no! no, no!!!!

Nov 27, 2016
soft pudding top
by: Anonymous

to get the soft top you have to bake with heat on top. not sure if you will get the same results as doing it on a coal stove that's the way my granny did it delicious.

Sep 18, 2016
Size of baking pan
by: Anonymous

What size baking pan is best?

Mar 21, 2016
Potato pudden
by: Jsnette

Please tell me how to get my potato pudden soft and jelly at the top.

*Wellesley's note*
Please see below.

Mar 12, 2016
How To Get The Soft Topping For Jamaican sweet potato pudding
by: Anonymous

Melt butter and sugar in a sauce pan. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and a little milk. Then pour the sauce on top of cake mixture before baking the pudding

Oct 17, 2015
Answer to question
by: Anonymous

When will I get my answer to the recipe of the soft topping on the Jamaican sweet potbmato pudding

Oct 17, 2015
Topping for Jamaican sweet potato pudding
by: Anonymous

I would like to know how to get the soft topping as well

Aug 12, 2015
Potato Pudding Topping
by: Anonymous

I would like to know how to get the Delicious soft substance on top

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