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Coconut Pound Cake

Coconut Pound Cake is a quick and easy dessert that you can make any day of the week. It’s flavorful and delicious enough for celebrations and holidays too.

Coconut Pound Cake

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If you are looking for a simple from scratch cake recipe, you might like this Vanilla Pound Cake, Buttery Almond Pound Cake or this easy Apple Fritter Cake. All have simple ingredients and are super easy to make.

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How to Make Coconut Pound Cake:

step by step photos - how to make coconut pound cake

  • Add butter, shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla to a mixer bowl. Beat until well combined with an electric mixer.
  • Stop the mixer and add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix at medium speed until mixed well.
  • Add coconut and mix until combined.

Easy coconut pound cake loaf

  • Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

coconut in a skillet - toasted coconut

  • While cake is baking, toast the coconut in a dry skillet over low heat. Set aside.

Baked Coconut Loaf Cake

  • Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake.

Cooling loaf cake on wire rack

  • Remove cake from pan to a wire rack to cool.

Powdered Sugar Icing for Coconut Cake

  • Mix powdered sugar icing by mixing powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  • Place cake on a serving tray.
  • Pour over cake letting it drizzle over the sides.

Toasted Coconut Pound Cake

  • Top with toasted coconut. Cut into slices and serve.

Recipe Variations:

  • This recipe uses half shortening and half butter. The recipe can be made with shortening or butter, or the combination of the two, measuring 1 cup total.
  • White sugar can be substituted for brown sugar.

If you are a coconut fan, you’ll also love this Oatmeal Cake with coconut pecan frosting.

Slices of coconut pound cake

Delicious Coconut Desserts

Must try coconut desserts to please the crowd. Easy enough for any day of the week or to add to holidays and celebrations.

Cake makes everything better and this easy coconut cake is a surefire winner. It’s so simple to make and just takes a few ingredients.

Toasted Coconut Cake

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Coconut Pound Cake

Quick and easy coconut pound cake is a great dessert for any day of the week and delicious enough for holidays and celebrations.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Cakes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut cake, Easter cake, easy dessert, loaf cake, pound cake
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 667kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut flakes
  • non stick cooking spray

for icing:

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup toasted coconut


  • Preheat oven to 325° with a rack on the bottom.
  • In a mixer bowl, add softened butter, shortening and brown sugar. Mix until combined.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined.
  • Mix in vanilla extract.
  • Add flour, baking soda and kosher salt.
  • Spray a loaf pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • Pour batter into loaf pan and bake on the bottom rack for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Place cake on a serving tray.
  • Mix powdered sugar with milk and pour over cake and down the sides.
  • Top with toasted coconut.
  • Slice and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 413mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 65g


  1. Going to bake this tomorrow! Definitely coconut lovers, and I love all pound cakes!
    Your ingredients for the glaze has powder sugar twice, not milk for the second ingredient.

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