Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Coconut Pound Cake

Today is my birthday.  Quarter of a century so far.  I feel young, yet old at the same time.  Seems like yesterday I was a freshman in high school and now I am married with 3 children nearing 30. This is the cake I made for myself yesterday to celebrate Valentine's day and my birthday.  I seem to be the only person in house that likes coconut, which a-ok with me. I don't just like coconut...I love it...somewhat of an obsession.  I am constantly looking for things to add coconut extract to. 

This pound cake is very moist and the flavoring isn't overpowering. Most of the coconut flavor comes in through the icing, coconut cream cheese frosting.  My parents had a piece today when they came to visit and throughly enjoyed it.

Coconut Pound Cake
adapted from Mommy's Kitchen

1 Cup Butter, Softened
2 1/2 Cups Sugar
6 Large Eggs, Room Temperature
3 Cups Sifted Cake Flour ( A must here)
1 Cup Coconut Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Coconut Extract
3/4 Cup Flaked, Sweetened Coconut

4 oz Cream Cheese
4 Tbsp Coconut Milk
1 tsp Coconut Extract
1 Cup Powdered Sugar

Beat Butter until creamy, gradually add sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.  Add vanilla and coconut extract and blend.  Add flour and coconut milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour.  Add shredded coconut.  Pour into a greased and floured Bundt cake pan and bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a cooling rack.

For the icing, mix together cream cheese, milk, extract and powdered sugar.  Add more powdered sugar or milk depending on the consistency you'd like.

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Rhondi said...

Happy Birthday Cassandra! You have accomplished a lot in your 25! And you're not nearing 30 until you're 29 3/4. Have a great bday! Your pound cake looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday cassie, I'm proud of you and what you have become! Your cake was excellent, it makes me want more.

love mom

ann said...

Happy birthday. This cake looks so moist and delicious.

Desi said...

Happy birthday! I am new to your blog, just found it on a blog hop :) You have some great recipes here.

I am your newest follower ;) Follow back if you like!

oliemommy said...

Happy Birthday! I love coconut too. Wish I was your neighbor so I could bring over the coffee and share a piece of birthday cake.
Thanks for sharing.


shopannies said...

that sounds and looks delicious love all the mini hearts

Cassandra said...

Thank you everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes!

Aww mom, thanks!

Sherry, I wish we were neighbors too, I would have loved to have shared this cake with all of you.

SusieQTpies said...

Hiya! I'm back to check out your food! I would make this cake today if I had coconut milk. I usually have some on hand but used it for my coconut bread last week. I will me making it soon!

LMK if you want me to feature you as guest chef sometime on my blog. It is just a matter of you sending me a recipe, photo and me linking it to your blog! Email me if interested cafescrapper at gmail dot com

Oh thanks for linking up in the Friendly Wednesday Hop.

SusieQTpies said...

Hey come on over and link this up at the top of my blog in the recipe tab! please! lol Susie

Karen Propes said...

Happy Belated BD, Just had a question... do you have to use coconut milk, its so expensive.

Cassandra said...

@ Karen, 1 Cup of regular milk should do just fine, the coconut milk just gives it more coconut flavoring. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said...

I don't know how I missed this post. I do know for some reason it was labeled under hidden posts on face book. I just found it and I am so sorry for just replying. Your poundcake turned out beautifully!!! I bet that frosting was yummy. Thank you so much for sharing the post.

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