Texas Coconut Pound Cake

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Serves: 12
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Cooking Method: Bake


2/3 c crisco
2 stick butter or maragine
3 c white sugar
3 c all purpose flour
5 large eggs
1 c milk, whole
1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1 1/2 c coconut, shredded
2 tsp coconut extract

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Mary Lou Ivy Recipe
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Dallas, TX (pop. 1.2M)
Member Since Feb 2010
Mary Lou's notes for this recipe:
My dear sweet mother-in-law shared this recipe with me when I became a member of the family over 45 years ago. It has remained on of my favorite cakes! It will stay moist for days...only if it lasted that long!
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Big thanks to Mary Lou (and her Mother-in-Law) for sharing this delicious cake with us! The aroma of coconut permeated the entire Test Kitchen as it was baking. What a delight!


Cream butter, Crisco and sugar. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each. Add coconut flavoring. Sift flour and add baking powder. Alternate adding flour and milk to sugar mixture. Add coconut.
Spray tube pan with Crisco no stick spray with flour.
Bake @325-350 for 1 hr to 1 hr 15 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes turn on cooling rack.
Note: You can make a glaze of powdered sugar, milk and small amount of coconut flavoring.

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user FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Aug 29, 2010
I am a "lover of Coconut", and This is a "MUST TRY" for me. This goes instantly to my recipe box. Thanks so much.
user Tammy Hall Luscious1 - Dec 22, 2010
I would love to use the glaze if I can get the correct measurements.
user Mary Lou Ivy mlou - Dec 22, 2010
I have never measured it but this should be close...
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 - 3 tablespoons milk or cream
1/4 teaspoon coconut flavoring
You might have to adjust the liquid amount. I love this cake with or without the glaze since it is so moist.
user Tammy Hall Luscious1 - Dec 23, 2010
Thank you soo much Mary lou. I will be making this cake for christmas. I just needed an idea of how to make the glaze. Thanks for your prompt response :)
user Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman - Mar 6, 2011
Mary Lou: Came across your Texas Coconut Pound Cake and I know my husband will love this. I have a question: How much coconut is in 1 can of coconut? I don't even know if I can find canned coconut, so before I make it I need your measurment. I am assuming it's about one to two cups? Waiting to hear from you. Thanks alot. Rose

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