Monday, June 10, 2013

Glazed Coconut Pound Cake


Another month as rolled around and it is time for The Secret Recipe Club.  This month I made a very moist coconut pound cake that was glazed with a very yummy glaze and sprinkled with coconut!  The recipe came from Lynn's blog, Cafe Lynnylu.  Lynn's cake was beautiful as are all of the recipes on her blog...Lynn is a photographer par-excellence as well  as an avid cook...need I say more?

The cake was very moist with a wonderful flavor...who doesn't like coconut?!  I did make a couple of slight changes.  The liquor store did not have any coconut liqueur.  He said that it was very difficult to come by...I will keep looking for the future...I used coconut extract.  I didn't have any milk  so I substituted sour cream....mmmmm.

Glazed Coconut Pound Cake
slightly adapted from Cafe Lynnylu

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
5 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1 1/3 cup sweetened flaked  coconut, toasted, if desired
1 Tbsp coconut extract
1 tsp vanilla extract

Glaze
2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla or coconut extract
1/2 to 1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup coconut,  toasted if desired

Preheat oven to 335° F.  Grease and lightly flour a 10 cup tube or bundt pan.  Set aside.

Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together.  Set aside.  In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar then add eggs one at a time beating between each addition, until light and fluffy.  Add sour cream, coconut, coconut and vanilla extracts, mix well.  Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing just to incorporate.

Pour  batter into prepared pan.  Bake about 1 hour and fifteen minutes or until golden  brown.  Test the cake at one hour for doneness.  When done, remove from oven and let cook for 15 minutes before turning out on a rack to cool.  

Meanwhile, make the glaze by combining the confectioner's sugar, coconut milk, vanilla or coconut extract.  Mix in the coconut.  Pour glaze over the cake.  

Serves 8-10.








19 comments:

  1. I am sorry to be late linking in...I am out of state and haven't had access to the internet...

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  2. I love a good pound cake and this one sounds great!!

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  3. These a great variation of a traditional pound cake. Great SRC choice!

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  4. Yes, please, cut me a slice of this coconut treat! I'd love this with a slice of grilled pineapple alongside, a tropical treat on a plate.

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  5. I love the addition of the coconut glaze. It turns a pound cake into special.

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  6. You picked one of my favorite cakes! Looks wonderful! Thanks!

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  7. This pound cake looks so moist and wonderful!!! Yum!

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  8. Your coconut pound cake could get me into all kinds of trouble. DELICIOUS!

    Velva

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  9. This looks melt-in-you-mouth delicous and so moist!

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  10. coconut pound cake sounds outrageously delicous. Love the glaze too.. yum

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  11. This is just the kind of dessert I love-sounds great:@)

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  12. So, what if you used coconut oil???? Great SRc pick.

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  13. What a great recipe choice for this month's SRC! This is my favorite kind of dessert and I love that coconut glaze.

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  14. A touch of tropics in a delicious loaf? Sounds absolutely perfect. Great choice!

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  15. I keep needing to lose weight and then I see something like this cake. Oh yummm! I like coconut in some things and not in some things. I think I would like it here.

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  16. I just love the glaze for your beautiful Pound Cake. Hope you are having a great week.
    Miz Helen
    Group B SRC

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  17. I haven't had pound cake in a while, but we do like coconut around here!

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  18. 3 Researches REVEAL Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    This means that you actually burn fat by eating coconut fats (in addition to coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medical journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!

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