Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm back with a Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake!

I have been away from here for way too long! I don't intend on staying away like this again, I have missed you guys! So, what better way to make a come back than this pound cake? You will want to try this one! I am not really a coconut lover, it seems that the older I get, the more I can tolerate it, but I really think that I could eat this whole cake. Maybe because it makes me think of a tropical island. Not sure, but I really like it! Sweet, coconutty, moist...just delicious!

I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday!!

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 8oz cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups flaked coconut
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coconut extract

Beat butter, shortening and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition just until yellow disappears.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in coconut, vanilla, and coconut extract.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 30-40 minutes (mine only baked for 1 hour and 10 minutes), or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10-15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

21 comments:

sarahe said...

that looks wonderful! i have a similar recipe for a cream cheese cherry poundcake--and i think i may have to combine the two!

mary'smom said...

Looks like you have another winner! Delicious!

Megan said...

MMMMM - poundcake!

Donna-FFW said...

Abso;utely delicious sounding pound cake. Love coconut flavor.. welcome back!

Deborah said...

This is my kind of cake!!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Yummm! This looks soo good!

Megan said...

We missed you too! Gla your back and with such a decedent dessert. Love it!

Debbie said...

That looks great. I'm a huge coconut fan and recently made a coconut bread. I will have to try this since I also love pound cakes! The combo sounds great.

Dani said...

i've never had any kind of success with pound cake... but now i have to try yours to see if my luck has improved :)

Amanda said...

It sounds totally fabulous, can't wait to try it!

Lin said...

Wow, this combines all my favorites! Love any type of pound cake (unfortunately!) I'll have to make this one for company, since my family doesn't like coconut. Unless I want to eat the whole cake! Thanks!

Angie said...

The cake looks great. I never used to like coconut, but lately I'm really starting to like it.

Ingrid said...

Welcome back, Happy 4th, and yay for coconut pound cake! :)
~ingrid

Trish said...

This seemslike a great comeback recipe to me! Wow...and coconut too....a real winner!

Maria said...

Coconut pound cake, yum oh yum!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh my God. Fabulous.

stephchows said...

welcome back! mmm I LOVE anything with coconut so this sounds AMAZING to me!!

Cheryl said...

I have not had much luck with poundcake but decided to try this one for my daughters birthday. What a hit! It turned out wonderful. I served it with vanilla bean ice cream and strawberries on the side. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Valerie said...

I love coconut and this looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing a the recipe!

UPrinting said...

Oh come on, coconut is good and tasty! Why don't you like it? :(
But I must admit, cream cheese with coconut sounds a bit weird. But hey, I love both, how bad can it taste if eaten together?

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm back with a Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake!

I have been away from here for way too long! I don't intend on staying away like this again, I have missed you guys! So, what better way to make a come back than this pound cake? You will want to try this one! I am not really a coconut lover, it seems that the older I get, the more I can tolerate it, but I really think that I could eat this whole cake. Maybe because it makes me think of a tropical island. Not sure, but I really like it! Sweet, coconutty, moist...just delicious!

I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday!!

Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 8oz cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups flaked coconut
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coconut extract

Beat butter, shortening and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition just until yellow disappears.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in coconut, vanilla, and coconut extract.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 30-40 minutes (mine only baked for 1 hour and 10 minutes), or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10-15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

21 comments:

sarahe said...

that looks wonderful! i have a similar recipe for a cream cheese cherry poundcake--and i think i may have to combine the two!

mary'smom said...

Looks like you have another winner! Delicious!

Megan said...

MMMMM - poundcake!

Donna-FFW said...

Abso;utely delicious sounding pound cake. Love coconut flavor.. welcome back!

Deborah said...

This is my kind of cake!!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Yummm! This looks soo good!

Megan said...

We missed you too! Gla your back and with such a decedent dessert. Love it!

Debbie said...

That looks great. I'm a huge coconut fan and recently made a coconut bread. I will have to try this since I also love pound cakes! The combo sounds great.

Dani said...

i've never had any kind of success with pound cake... but now i have to try yours to see if my luck has improved :)

Amanda said...

It sounds totally fabulous, can't wait to try it!

Lin said...

Wow, this combines all my favorites! Love any type of pound cake (unfortunately!) I'll have to make this one for company, since my family doesn't like coconut. Unless I want to eat the whole cake! Thanks!

Angie said...

The cake looks great. I never used to like coconut, but lately I'm really starting to like it.

Ingrid said...

Welcome back, Happy 4th, and yay for coconut pound cake! :)
~ingrid

Trish said...

This seemslike a great comeback recipe to me! Wow...and coconut too....a real winner!

Maria said...

Coconut pound cake, yum oh yum!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh my God. Fabulous.

stephchows said...

welcome back! mmm I LOVE anything with coconut so this sounds AMAZING to me!!

Cheryl said...

I have not had much luck with poundcake but decided to try this one for my daughters birthday. What a hit! It turned out wonderful. I served it with vanilla bean ice cream and strawberries on the side. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Valerie said...

I love coconut and this looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing a the recipe!

UPrinting said...

Oh come on, coconut is good and tasty! Why don't you like it? :(
But I must admit, cream cheese with coconut sounds a bit weird. But hey, I love both, how bad can it taste if eaten together?

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