Coconut Pound Cake

I hope all you Fathers out there had a wonderful Fathers Day yesterday. Nick had to work but afterwards he was honored with a cake and a few gifts from the daughter. We let him nap all afternoon. We honored the fathers at church during the morning service and took the dads out for dinner that evening. It was a great day.

Now to the coconut cake. 
My daughter came home Friday night to aggravate spend time with her dad all weekend. They are always picking and playing. She likes to bake with me so I decide to make a coconut pound cake after seeing the recipe online. I did not plan to eat all of it so I gave half to my daddy. He loves any kind of sweet stuff. 

I love how it turned out and it was fairly easy to make. When I cook, I can make the biggest mess and it usually takes me more time cleaning up than actually making it. So if you saw my kitchen, you would think I struggled. It only took about 5 minutes to put it together and 65 minutes to bake. It had a light taste that was not too sweet. I think it tasted more like some sort of bread than a cake. It went great with a cup of coffee and only lasted 2 days. 

I let my daughter make the frosting. It was delicious and added just the right amount of sweetness. 

  • 2 cups- all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp- baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp- salt
  • (You can use self rising flour and eliminate the salt and baking powder).
  • 3/4 cup- butter (room temp)
  • 1 cup- sugar
  • 1/2 tsp- vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp- coconut extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or coconut cream)
  • 1 1/4 cup sweetened coconut
Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. In another bowl, use a hand or stand mixer and cream the butter, sugar, vanilla extract and coconut extract together. 
Add in the eggs one at a time then gradually add in the dry ingredients while alternating with the coconut milk. 
Fold in the coconut then pour into a prepared loaf pan. (Lined with parchment paper or well greased).

Bake 350 for 60-65 minutes. Test it with a toothpick or cake tester for doneness.

  • 4 tablespoons- butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups- confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut extract
  • 1/4 cup- toasted coconut
Mix together the wet ingredients then gradually add in the powder sugar. 

*You can also add coconut extract to store bought vanilla or cream cheese frosting. 


  1. Sounds like you had such a nice Father's Day! This poundcake looks delicious! My hubby is all about the sweets. I am just catching up on some blogs as there have been some family health issues lately.
    Enjoy your week!
    jess xx

  2. Thank you for the recipe! I copied it to a Word doc and will be making this soon! I do love a good recipe! Tried and true by YOU!

  3. I'm glad your husband had a nice Father's Day Lisa. It's so nice that your daughter came to stay for the weekend. The cake looks and sounds so delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Thanks for the blog visit and I hope you have a nice week.

  4. It looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm glad to hear you and your family had a nice Father's Day!

  5. Thank you so much for coming by Marmelade Gypsy and leaving such a lovely comment -- AND for this delicious sounding coconut cake recipe. I love both coconut cake and pound cake and the marriage of the two is terrific. Loved your apple bowls in the previous post as well. I'm glad Father's Day was a good one.

  6. Looks so yummy.
    thanks for sharing the recipe Lisa.

  7. Okay, I love coconut Cake. That does look delicious and YEP my mouth watered when you said a slice and a cup of coffee. NICE.
    I love to hear of you and your daughter, y'all have such a great relationship.(Along with St. Nick I am sure.)
    Sherry & jack still working in Bell town.

  8. Yummy this looks and sounds so delicious! I'm glad your daughter was with you and Nick what a great time I know y'all all had.

  9. That looks tasty, thank you for sharing the recipe.

    All the best Jan

  10. oh my that looks sooo delicious. coconut was my dad's favorite cake. he'd be tickled pink to try a piece of yours. i'll send him the recipe in heaven. and i'll save a copy for me.