Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pound Cake Challenge - Week 2: Coconut Cream Pound Cake

Week 2 of our Pound Cake Challenge! Remember that I'm trying Pound Cake recipes that I've never made before so as to expand the pound cake horizons. Let me just tell you that I personally taste tested this recipe last night when it was warm out of the oven and it was scrumptious! Like melt-in-your-mouth good. 

Without further ado ... Coconut Cream Pound Cake!


Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 cups white sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon coconut extrac
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups flaked coconut

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
3. Blend in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the coconut extract.
4. Mix in the flour and baking powder until just moistened; then stir in coconut. Spoon batter into the prepared pan.
5. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife (or wooden skewer) inserted into the cake comes out clean.
6. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack.



The Cast of Characters:

You'll notice that I use JandJ's store brand, Best Choice. Best Choice products are equally as good as the national brands and less expensive.



The 2 sticks of butter and cream cheese. I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer when making pound cakes.



The eggs are to added one at a time. I always break my egg in a small bowl and then add. I don't want any unwanted shell to make it's way into my pound cake.




The flour and baking powder ready to make its appearance ....






Last week I mentioned that when greasing and flouring your pan, you use Crisco and flour, as opposed to baking spray. I firmly believe this makes all the difference in creating that crunchy pound cake crust which is of course, the best part.






And there she is, folks. As pretty as picture and equally as good.

1 comment:

  1. This cake is delicious! I added 1 tbsp of Crisco and 1/4 cup of coconut milk. I had to make four more just from word of mouth!

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