Baked Koeksisters South African Desserts

TBaked Koeksisters my suster! 🤍 These are truuuly dangerous and way too easy at that.

A koeksister is a traditional Afrikaner confectionery made of fried dough made with syrup or honey. There is also a Cape Malay version of the dish, which is a fried ball of dough that is rolled in desiccated coconut called a koesister.

Don’t get me wrong, I love koeksisters just as they are but this just gives us another reason to love them even more! This would be a whole ‘nother ball game if you had to make these gals from scratch so to all those living in SA, let’s be grateful. Also, this is not a sponsored post I just love Woolworth’s koeksisters! You can easily sprinkle over some cinnamon or cardamom if you’d like to add some spice, even drizzling over some chocolate sauce would work.

*The amount of koeksisters you need all depends on the size of your baking dish but as long as the heavy cream is 1/4 of the height of your baking dish, you’re ready to go.

Baked Koeksisters

  • Servings: n/a
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • Koeksisters (store bought)
  • Fresh Heavy Cream
  • Vanilla Ice Cream


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C
  2. Evenly spread the koeksisters in an ovenproof dish but make sure they’re tightly packed.
  3. Pour over the fresh heavy cream until it reaches a 1/4 of your dish’s height.
  4. Bake for 45-50mins or until the koeksisters have soaked up all the cream and it’s bubbling.
  5. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and deeevour!