cousin Mel’s Coconut Cream Pound Cake

COCONUT CREAM POUND CAKE (from Melanie’s Kitchen)
 
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
     
  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2 Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  • 3 In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese until well blended.
  • 4 Add sugar, and beat until light and fluffy.
  • 5 Blend in the eggs, one at a time.
  • 6 Stir in coconut extract.
  • 7 Mix in flour and baking powder until just moistened.
  • 8 Stir in coconut.
  • 9 Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  • 10 Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • 11 Insert knife and if comes out clean, cake is done.
  • 12 Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack.
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