Coconut Pound Cake

Coconut Pound Cake

Coconut oil and coconut milk add a tasty tropical essence to this moist pound cake. Be sure to buy unrefined virgin coconut oil, as it has the best coconut flavor and aroma. Coconut oil is much easier to measure and incorporate when it has been softened than at room temperature, when it is firmer. Try popping it into the microwave for very short bursts, about 5 seconds each, until it is roughly the same consistency as softened butter.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan, making sure to shake out any excess flour.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk the 2 cups flour with the baking powder and salt.
  3. Step 3

    In a large bowl and using an electric mixer on medium-high, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes. With the machine running, beat in the coconut oil, scraping down the bowl often, until combined. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating to blend between additions.
  4. Step 4

    Add half the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add the coconut milk and beat to combine. Add the remaining dry ingredients and 1 cup of the toasted shredded coconut, and beat just until combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Step 5

    Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons shredded coconut evenly over the top.
  6. Step 6

    Bake until puffed and golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 60 to 70 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Transfer to rack to cool for 20 minutes, then tip the loaf out onto the rack to cool completely. Store leftovers well wrapped at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to a month.