Mary Lou Ivy Recipe

Texas Coconut Pound Cake

By Mary Lou Ivy mlou

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Mary Lou's Story

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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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!


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

  • Comments

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    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.
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    Tammy Hall Luscious1 - Dec 22, 2010
    I would love to use the glaze if I can get the correct measurements.
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    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.
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    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 :)
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    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