Saturday, March 27, 2010

Homemade Coconut Pound Cake ~ Potluck Sunday

Good Morning everyone today is Potluck Sunday, I hope you prepared a wonderful dish to bring. I am really hungry and cant wait to see what everyone has contributed.

 I'm a girl with a weakness for sweets, so today I am bringing a Homemade Coconut Pound Cake to the potluck.

I adapted this recipe from the Homemade Vanilla Pound Cake that I made a couple months back. While I was preparing the original pound cake recipe all sorts of different versions were popping into my head Lemon, Chocolate and Coconut.

I thought maybe if i played around a bit with the ingredients I could come up with a few different pound cake recipes. Coconut was the first one I wanted to try. 


I was a little nervous messing with the original recipe because it was so good just as it was.

Well, I am happy to say the Coconut Pound Cake turned out fabulous. I am so glad I gave it a try now I have another great pound cake recipe.

In my opinion pound cakes are so much better the second day. I guess it is because the flavors have time to sit and marry.

Personally I can never wait till then to whack off a slice. That's because I have absolutely no will power LOL. I hope you enjoy the recipe.




Coconut Pound Cake

Ingredients:
1 - cup butter, softened
2 1/2 -cups granulated sugar
6 - large eggs, room temp
3 - cups sifted cake flour (a must here)
1 - cup coconut milk
1 - teaspoons vanilla extract
1 - teaspoon coconut extract
2/3 - 3/4 - flaked, sweetened coconut

Directions:
Beat butter until creamy, gradually add sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well.

Add vanilla and coconut extract and blend. Add flour and coconut milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour.

Add shredded coconut. Pour into a greased and floured Bundt cake and bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Let cool in pan about 5minutes then remove and cool completely on a cooling rack.





Tina, The Mom in Mommy's Kitchen
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13 comments:

Jamie Cooks It Up! said... #

Thanks for always offering the link up option Tina. Your cake looks wonderful!

Sonya said... #

I love all things coconut and this one looks like a real winner! bookmarking to try!

Tricia (Hodgepodgemom) said... #

YUM-O! My mama makes a coconut cake every year for Easter. This looks like a great addition for the rotation. Thank you.

Heidi said... #

This looks wonderful! I LOVE coconut. Thanks for sharing :)

Liz@HoosierHomemade said... #

Your cake looks great! I love baking in a Bundt pan, it makes the cake so pretty, without much effort.
Thanks for hosting!
~Liz@HoosierHomemade

Michele said... #

I love coconut, that cake looks wonderful. I think I may have to make it for Easter dinner next week!

Jane said... #

Love your pound cake Tina! Thanks for the Pot Luck Linkey!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said... #

Funny you made this, this week's TWD is a Coconut Tea Cake bundt. I love pound cake, and yours sure looks good!

Let me dig through my archives and set something at the table...

Aggie said... #

Oh, coconut is my favorite anything! What a great dessert for spring with some fresh berries...yum!

Rona's Home Page said... #

Wow! This cake looks amazing. It reminds me of the pound cakes my mom used to make.

Lynn said... #

This looks so good! Do you usually put Potluck Sunday up on Sat. night or Sunday. I am usually gone most of the day on Sunday so I have not been linking up.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Lynn I had to make a early start this morning. I knew I would not have time to get the post up so I just launched it late Saturday Night. I might do that from now one just not sure. I know i can schedule the posts but blogger acts up sometimes and i dont want the post looking strange before i see it.

Lori said... #

Oh yum! It is actually making my mouth water! Great for spring berries or drizzled with chocolate.
MMM... I love reading your blog.
All the Best, Lori (the BlogFrog)