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Hawaiian Haupia Coconut Filling

So delicious and very popular here in Hawai'i. Perfect as a topping or as a filling. Usually accompanied by a whipped cream frosting and a made for a white cake.

Hawaiian Haupia Coconut Filling

Ingredients

  • 2 C Coconut milk 1/2 C Sugar 1/4 tsp Salt 3 Tbsp Cornstarch 1/2 C Water 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan, heat coconut milk (do not boil). Mix sugar, salt, and cornstarch with water; stir into hot coconut milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (cook over low heat to avoid curdling). Stir in vanilla and cool.
  2. NOTE: It is best to chill the haupia until it is somewhat thick, but still spreadable; otherwise it kind of goops up when you try to spread it on the layers.

Comments (1)

Hi, I made this filling because my daughter had asked for a coconut flavored cake and we can't have dairy and it was AWESOME!!  Just like a mild coconut flavored pudding!!  Thanks so much for posting this!  It's going into my bottom tier for this weekend's cake for my daughter's b-day.
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