If you’re looking for an activity that will yield delicious results, why not bake yourself a pound cake? This one that we recently found online looks unbelievably yummy.
Not only is this recipe for coconut pound cake from Crazy For Crust simple to make (at least, as far as homemade cakes are concerned), it will also make your house smell amazing as it bakes. All in all, whipping this up is a great way to spend your time — and once you taste this dessert, you’ll see precisely why!
You’ll get triple the coconut flavor from the coconut extract, coconut milk and toasted coconut required in the recipe. If that alone doesn’t convince you to get this thing in the oven, we don’t know what will!
The recipe calls for little more than flour, coconut milk, baking powder, vanilla extract, coconut extract and vegetable oil, although you can also substitute melted butter if you prefer. Start by stirring oil and sugar in a large bowl, and then add in the eggs (one at a time), extracts, baking powder and salt. Add in the milk and flour, and stir until well combined.
Of course, you need some frosting to top it all off. To prepare the final touch, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla and coconut extracts and coconut milk. Pour the mixture on the top of the cake once it has cooled.
Finally, cover the whole thing in toasted coconut shavings. The entire process takes about an hour and 20 minutes, but it’ll be worth it. Just look at how delicious the end result looks:
Once you let it set, you can simply cut it into slices and enjoy! Seriously, none of your friends and family members will be able to resist this delicious treat.
For even more of a traditional frosting, you can follow along with this recipe from Barefeet In The Kitchen. It makes an extra thick glaze using butter, powdered sugar, milk and coconut extract. Adding extra powdered sugar will thicken the frosting until it reaches the desired consistency.
The base recipe also calls for milk instead of coconut milk, which might not add more coconut flavor, but will create a rich cake base that will be delicious.
Once the cake has cooled, generously pour your thick frosting over the pound cake to create one decadent dessert. Seriously, doesn’t this moist cake with the dripping frosting topping look mouth-wateringly good?
Again, cut it into slices once set. Make sure each piece has its fair share of frosting and coconut shavings, like the one pictured below:
If you’re hoping to make a pound cake that’s even denser — but still completely melt-in-your-mouth moist — you’ll want to try this recipe from Cookies & Cups. It uses cream cheese to make the cake extra thick and soft at the same time. This version also calls for shredded coconut in the batter in lieu of extract to give the dessert its coconut flavor.
You can watch more of the process in this video from the Cookies & Cups blogger:
Given its rich base, this version only calls for a light glaze. The end result looks absolutely amazing:
Feel free to mix and match any of these base and frosting combinations to create the ultimate coconut loaf cake. It’s the perfect treat to share with your guests at Easter events — or if you can’t resist, just keep it all to yourself!
Will you try whipping up one of these coconut pound cakes?