Coconut Pound Cake


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 1 mins
Additional Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 to 10 - inch tube pan


  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 5 eggs

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ cup milk

  • 3 ½ ounces flaked coconut

  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

438 Calories
20g Fat
61g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 438
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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