Rating: 4.5 stars
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My mother-in-law always makes this pound cake for holidays. That makes this cake very special, but it really could be made any time of the year! Even people who don't like the texture of coconut love this cake because the only coconut in it is the flavoring.

Recipe Summary

cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
1 9-inch tube cake
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch tube pan.

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  • Beat vegetable shortening and sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until mixture is creamy. Beat eggs into shortening mixture, one at a time, letting each egg blend in before adding the next. Beat in sour cream until smooth.

  • Gradually stir cake flour and baking soda into the moist ingredients until batter is smooth; stir in coconut extract. Scoop batter into prepared tube pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean or with moist crumbs, 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

443 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 63.2g; fat 19.1g; cholesterol 81.1mg; sodium 57.7mg. Full Nutrition
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