Coconut Pound Cake

My grandchildren love this cake.

Coconut Pound Cake


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 1/2 ounces flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 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.

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