Laotian coconut cakes

Laotian Coconut Cakes (Kanom Krok)

These are easy to make and an authentic dessert or snack loved in Laos.  You should make them!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Laos, Southeast Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 50 kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup rice flour plus a few more tablespoons if necessary
  • 1 Tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Teaspoons finely ground toasted sticky rice
  • 1/8 cup caster sugar
  • 1 green onion finely sliced
  • vegetable oil to oil the wells in the pan


  1. Mix all the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved
  2. Add more flour if the batter is too thin, you may have to experiment a few times to get this right.
  3. Heat up the kanom krok pan
  4. wipe the divets with a well oiled paper towel.
  5. Add in the batter it should sizzle but not smoke, adjust the flame as necessary
  6. Add a couple pieces of the green onion to each cake
  7. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes you can check on them along the way
  8. Use a spoon to remove the cake
  9. You can put two together to make a ball with a toothpick which is how they are often served in Laos.
Nutrition Facts
Laotian Coconut Cakes (Kanom Krok)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.