Wingko Recipe - Indonesian Coconut Dessert

If you love coconut, read on.  If you don't love coconut, are you human?  Who doesn't love coconut?!

I'm 25% Indonesian on my mom's side of the family.  In the 1950s, my grandparents left Indonesia after the Indonesian National Revolution and moved to the Netherlands where my mom was born in Amsterdam.  In the early 1960s, her family decided to leave the Netherlands and move to the U.S. settling in Massachusetts and then to California.  As is usually the case with any family or group of people moving from one country to another, they bring with them the traditions and cultures of the place they left behind - including recipes.  One such recipe my mom's family brought with them is Wingko (sometimes referred to as Wingko Babat) - a dense, sticky and chewy coconut cake.  OMG it's SOOOOOOOO good!  Wingko was always a staple at our family gatherings and, more recently, my mom and I have renewed our love of Wingko and started baking it again.  I've been introducing Wingko to my friends at various gatherings and parties and, to my delight, it has been pleasantly received, so I'd like to share the recipe with you.

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 cup milk (you can substitute with soy milk)
  • 1 box (16 ounces) Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour
  • 1 bag (7 ounces) sweetened coconut flakes
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Grease 9x13 inch pan
  • Whip the eggs together and add the butter, sugar and vanilla extract
    • Make a thick and creamy batter
  • Add the can of coconut milk and milk to the batter
    • The batter will become runny
  • Add the flour and half of the bag of coconut flakes
    • The batter will thicken
  • Pour into the 9x13 pan
  • Optional:  cover with remaining coconut flakes
    • If you do so, cover with foil for first 45 min. of baking and uncover for last 10 min.
  • Bake for 55 min. or until the top is golden brown
Let the Wingko cool down and then bon appetit!

<3 B

P.S. Cousins - if you're reading this and I left something out or you make it a different way, please comment below :)


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