Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Coconut Pound Cake

Sharing food is a delight for me, whether it's around the dinner table or the proverbial water cooler.

In this case, I wrapped up pieces of coconut pound cake and shared with whomever I met the weekend after Christmas.

Here's the recipe ~

1 1/2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup half 'n half
1 tsp rum flavoring
1 tsp coconut flavoring
1 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Sift together two dry ingredients and set aside.  Add flavorings to milk/half 'n half and set aside.

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at the time.  On low mixing speed, alternately add dry and wet ingredients until combined.  Do not over beat.  Stir in shredded coconut.   Transfer batter to a large greased and floured tube pan.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until golden brown and cake test comes out clean.

After removing the cake from the oven, allow it to rest in pan for 5 minutes.  Turn onto platter and glaze with the following mixture.

Combine these four ingredients in a saucepan and cook 2 minutes over medium heat after sugar is dissolved.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp almond flavoring
1 tsp coconut flavoring


  1. Still waiting for your post on the color of the year, Dana. :)

    1. It was announced about a month ago and I'm not opposed to it. Marsala strikes me as a good color, so I'm going to try and work with it.
      In fact, the more I think about it, I may look to use it more in home decor than my clothes closet.

    2. Ha! My first thought was, "That's a couch color." :)

      Well, if you do end up wearing it, I would like to know how. Fashion is not my forte. :)

    3. Marsala already found in my make-up collection and wearing it today -
      CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor, Cinnamon Stick 661

  2. Nice! I hadn't thought about the makeup potential. :)