This is a traditional recipe in most Caribbean islands. It's always made for Christmas and sometimes other holidays and special occasions like Easter, birthdays, etc. My mom is from Aruba and my grandmother is from Dominica, so I can't say exactly which island this family recipe is from, but the recipe is pretty similar from island to island.
The consistency is truly unique - halfway in between a bread and a cake. —Mireille
all purpose flour
unsalted butter, softened
tutti frutti/ candied fruit
dessicated grated coconut (don't use the sweetened, flaked stuff)