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Coconut Pound Cake with Coconut Sugar Glaze

It is a widely known fact that I have a love affair with all things coconut.  Coconut cream tarts, coconut in soups, cookies, granola, coconut sugar scrubs, coconut cake, Pina Coladas, coconut coconut coconut.  If you do a search for coconut on my site here, the list is like 5 pages long.  Can’t get enough.  Seriously.

So guess what I went and made?  A Coconut Pound Cake with Coconut Sugar Glaze.  Whoa nelly, this is a great cake.  And it’s one of the easiest to make…no muss no fuss.  This cake is wonderful for dessert, or served with coffee & tea with your friends.

Or just make it any day you need a cake fix.  Kind of like how it was for me yesterday…crabby comments, parenting challenges, information overload, thinking too much, skin breakouts, a messy house….some days just call for cake don’t they?

Coconut Pound Cake with Coconut Sugar Glaze {A Pretty Life}

Just a simply delicious moist cake with a light coconut flavour.

Coconut Pound Cake with Coconut Sugar Glaze {A Pretty Life}

I can’t even tell you how good it smells as it’s coming out of the oven.  You’ll just want to shmoosh your face into the pan.  No, you will.

Coconut Pound Cake with Coconut Sugar Glaze {A Pretty Life}

Then add some coconut sugar glaze and this cake is elevated to the next level.

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Coconut Pound Cake with Coconut Sugar Glaze

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

Coconut Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

Coconut Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk

Instructions

Coconut Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a Bundt pan by buttering the pan and lightly dusting with flour. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Then add vanilla, and mix well.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and coconut flakes.
  7. To the butter mix, add 1/3 of the flour mix, then 1/2 of the coconut milk. Repeat until all combined.
  8. Pour into the prepared Bundt pan.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Coconut Glaze:

  1. While the cake is baking, mix together the glaze ingredients until smooth. Set aside.

Putting it all together:

  1. Once the cake has baked, let it cool for about 10 minutes in the pan, then turn the cake out onto a plate, and drizzle on the coconut glaze, and sprinkle with sweetened shredded coconut. If you like, you can even toast the coconut then sprinkle it on.

 

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I’m willing to bet this cake won’t survive one day in your house.  Ask me how I know…  😉

Coconut Pound Cake with Coconut Sugar Glaze {A Pretty Life}

 Thank you for stopping in for cake today!  I’m always so happy to have you here!

Have a delicious day!
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30 Comments

  • Reply Stephanie January 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    I LOVE pound cakes, I should totally make this for my family.

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      Me too! They’re so easy to make and they’re so delicious! Enjoy!

  • Reply janita January 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Oh My …. this looks delicious Jo Anna. I love coconut too. I’m going to try it soon.
    So sorry about crabby comments…. on such a lovely blog. I guess I’m assuming it was on your blog.
    Wonder WHY people are so unkind. If you don’t like what someone is doing….. say so in love or JUST MOVE ON people and take your crabbys with you. I know it is hard to do but you can do it. And just a little Coconut note of thanks to your mom for suggesting Coconut oil for rough dry heals on her blog….. My heals look AMAZING!!! And so do my daughters!!!! She just had a baby recently and was complaining about her heals being cracked and sore so I put together a little care package and I took my little tub and we had a foot pampering day last week. Soaked her feet in warm water with a small amount of baby soap about I/2 tsp. and 1/2 tsp. Vaseline. It just softened everything up then we used the pumice stone and the oils. I am using a Pumice stone daily after my shower and also using some Shea butter after I use the Burts Bees Coconut oil. Thank you Thank you! I have struggled with this for YEARS and want to shout it from the roof tops….My heals are healed!!! I’m also eating sunflower seeds for extra Vit. E as well. That may also be helping the problem.
    Enjoy every bite of cake today 🙂 Janita

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      Thank you so much Janita! Your words mean a lot! Every once in a while a get a nasty comment, but mostly they are on my blog’s facebook page – there is something about facebook that makes people think they can be nasty. I usually just ignore them but some days it’s tough!

      I’m so happy to hear that you have had success with using coconut oil for dry skin! It really is amazing stuff isn’t it?! I really should take my mom’s advice and use it on my heels too hahaha!

      I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  • Reply Bette @ Somerset Lane January 24, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    I love pound cakes too! That looks good!

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      Thanks Bette! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate January 24, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    I totally agree, you cannot go wrong with coconut in any form sweet or savoury!

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 4:28 PM

      Coconut is the bomb! 🙂

  • Reply Ginny Worden January 24, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Okay, this could be dangerous.I too love coconut, and am thankful Crave Cupcakes are not just around the corner,as my go to for my coconut fix is their vanilla cocnut cupcakes,but now I will have a cake recipe to bake my own. Mind you a whole cake versus a cupcake. Hmmmmm!

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

      Ooooh I love Crave cupcakes…good thing they’re not close by me! But this cake…it’s a great alternative…yum!

  • Reply Sheila January 26, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    I also love all things coconut but most of all I can’t wait to smoosh my face into the pan lol!

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 4:31 PM

      LOL! It really does smell so good that you’ll want to do just that! hahaha

  • Reply Cate Moore January 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    My mouth is watering like crazy, Jo-Anna! This looks delicious. I might strategically leave this recipe open for my husband to see in the hopes he makes it! 😉

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

      Thank you Cate! I love that your husband bakes!!

  • Reply Heather @ New House New Home January 27, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    My mother used to make a similar cake. I’ve been looking for a recipe for years – pinned!!

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 4:31 PM

      Thank you for pinning Heather! I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply Stephanie January 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    I’m going to a potluck this week and I think I’ve decided I’m going to try to make this coconut pound cake for the party. Thanks!

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      Great idea! I hope you love it!

  • Reply Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] January 27, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    I’ve never made a pound cake but I love coconut and this looks like a great place to start!!!

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 4:33 PM

      It’s such an easy cake to make…pound cakes are delicious! Happy baking Sarah!

  • Reply Alex @ northstory January 28, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Again can you be my neighbour? I’d never cook again a day in my life. Or else you’d have to teach me.

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 4:33 PM

      I’d love to be your neighbour! 😉

  • Reply Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook January 30, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    I too love everything coconut! This just looks delish! I’m afraid if I try, I will eat the coconut glaze before it’s even on the cake! thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Rhiannon February 20, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Just made the cake – it was amazing:) great recipe!

    • Reply Jo-Anna February 21, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      Yay! I love to hear that!!

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