My grandchildren love this recipe for a coconut-flavored pound cake.

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together 2 cups sugar and the butter. Fold in the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each one before adding another.

  • In separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, milk, flaked coconut, and 1 teaspoon coconut extract. Beat into the creamed mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for just a few minutes, then place on cake platter.

  • To make the glaze, mix together in a small saucepan 1 cup sugar, water, 1 teaspoon coconut extract, and walnuts. Boil for 1 minute, and pour over still warm cake.

Nutrition Facts

438 calories; 20 g total fat; 102 mg cholesterol; 195 mg sodium. 61.4 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (56)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
Great cake! I just didn't like the glaze - I would definitely make this cake again just using a powdered sugar glaze instead. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2005
this cake did not turn out good for me. Don't know what went wrong but the cake had a hard crust on the outside and was not moist. Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
Great cake! I just didn't like the glaze - I would definitely make this cake again just using a powdered sugar glaze instead. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
Great cake! I just didn't like the glaze - I would definitely make this cake again just using a powdered sugar glaze instead. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2011
This is just like my grandmother's cake with a few exceptions - her recipe calls for crisco instead of butter, buttermilk in place of the milk, more coconut extract (a tablespoon), and no nuts in the glaze. Instead, you poke holes all in the cake with a toothpick and pour the glaze on top of the cake so that as much of the glaze as possible is absorbed into the cake instead of sitting on the botth of the dish - doing it this way makes the cake supermoist and flavorful! Excellent!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
Yum! This cake is even better the day after it's baked. The crunchiness that the glaze adds is unexpected but welcome. Definitely a keeper. My only suggestion would be to add a little more coconut extract to the batter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2010
GREAT cake! I did make some modifications to the glaze. 1/4 c. coconut rum 2 T. Butter 1 c. sugar Pour half of the glaze back into the bundt pan put the cake back in the pan. Pour the remaining glaze over the bottom and sides of the cake. Let the cake sit in the pan for fifteen minutes or so to let the glaze soak in...invert on serving plate and VOILA....perfectly glazed cake without a ton of excess on the serving platter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2003
My whole family loved this cake. We love coconut and this just hit the spot. I will definitely make this again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2008
This recipe turned out great! I didn't add extra coconut to the cake but I did add a little more coconut extract to the glaze. Yummo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2002
e x c e l l a n t!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2003
Delicious coconut cake. It has just the right amount of sweetness and it's moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
This was delicious. I left out the nuts and the glaze was still wonderful. Great with fruit topping. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2005
this cake did not turn out good for me. Don't know what went wrong but the cake had a hard crust on the outside and was not moist. Read More
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