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Toasted Coconut Pound Cake

No recipe image available.Toasted coconut adds a tropical, nutty flavor to this pound cake. Be sure to keep a close eye on the coconut to make sure it doesn't burn when toasting—you want it to turn golden brown. Serve as the finishing touch for a family patio party or to finish a Caribbean themed meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted*
1 pound butter or margarine
1 pound confectioner's (powdered) sugar
4 large whole eggs
4 large egg whites
2 teaspoons imitation coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. In blender, crush coconut to coarse consistency. Set aside.
  3. In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add egg whites; beat well. Blend in extracts. Gradually add combined flour, baking powder and coconut; mix just until thoroughly blended.
  4. Pour into greased and floured 10-inch Bundt® pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 325°F (160°C) for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan.
  6. Before serving, sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired.

Makes 12 servings.

*To toast coconut, spread on shallow cookie sheet and toast in 325°F (160°C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to toast evenly.

Recipe provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.