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texas coconut pound cake

(41 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Mary Lou Ivy
Dallas, TX

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 one of my favorite cakes! It will stay moist for days... only if it lasted that long!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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. This recipe is everything you expect in a pound cake. It is a moist cake with a dense, yet tender, crumb with the perfect amount of coconut flavors running throughout. What a delight!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(41 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For texas coconut pound cake

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

How To Make texas coconut pound cake

  • Butter, sugar, and Crisco creamed in a bowl.
    Cream butter, Crisco, and sugar.
  • Slowly adding the eggs.
    Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Adding coconut flavoring to the batter.
    Add coconut flavoring.
  • Sifting the flour.
    Sift flour and add baking powder.
  • Adding flour and milk to the batter.
    Alternate adding flour and milk to sugar mixture.
  • Coconut added to the batter.
    Add coconut.
  • Coconut Pound Cake baking in the oven.
    Spray tube pan with Crisco non-stick spray with flour. Bake at 350 for 1 hr to 1 hr 15 minutes.
  • Coconut Pound Cake cooling.
    Cool in pan for 10 minutes turn on a cooling rack.
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    Note: You can make a glaze of powdered sugar, milk and a small amount of coconut flavoring. Also, if you want to add toasted coconut, put shredded coconut on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 5 minutes.