Sunday, November 8, 2009

Coconut Bundt Cake


This is a very, very good pound cake recipe. My husband saw The Neely's on the Food Network make this and thought it sounded great. He was right. He certainly does have a knack for picking out good cake recipes! I really love the glaze on this. It has a delicious light pineapple taste and that just balances out the sweetness from the powdered sugar perfectly. Very, very good. I'd like to try this glaze also on some other cakes. I also used unsweetened coconut flakes on top of the cake.

Did you all have a good weekend? We had a great time at the Ham & Oyster Dinner at our church and of course, ate way too much! I also saw my granddaughter who is now 3 1/2 months old and getting bigger every day. Did I tell you she is adorable???!!! I will probably be going down to Richmond again this Friday (only 200 miles round trip). I can't keep away from this little one! I even bought her Christmas outfit already. I will have to take a pic of her in it on Christmas and post it for all of you to see. The selection of clothing for girls is way better than it is for boys. My youngest son is 10 and the selection of clothes in the stores for him is not nearly as great as it is for girls!

Nonstick baking spray, for pan
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups sugar
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
Pineapple glaze, recipe follows
1/2 cup flaked coconut (I used unsweetened)

Preheat over to 350 degrees F.

Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray and dust with flour

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Once incorporated, add the extracts. Stir in the coconut milk and beat until combined. Slowly beat in the dry ingredients until the mixture is smooth.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Cool cake in pan 5 minutes (I waited for 10 minutes) before turning it out onto a rack. Let cool completely on the rack.

Once the cake has cooled, ladle the glaze over the cake and top with flaked coconut. Let glaze set before serving. Transfer the cake to a platter or serving dish and serve.

Pineapple Glaze

2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons pineapple juice

In a mixing bowl, whisk the powdered sugar and the pineapple juice together until smooth.

29 comments:

Denise said...

Debbie, coconut is one of my faves. I am bookmarking this right now. Looks yummy!!

Anncoo said...

Sounds good with the coconut milk in it.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! Funny enough I saw the episode with this bundt on Friday. I thought to myself "man that looks good!" Now I know it is:) Next step is getting in the kitchen and making one! Although I first need to purchase a bundt pan....:(

Coleen's Recipes said...

This sounds like it was MADE for hubby, I'll have to try this.

Lynda said...

This is one delicious looking cake, Debbie...your husband knows how to pick them!
So glad you had a great weekend and got to enjoy that granddaughter!

Monica H said...

I bet the pineapple glaze on that coconut cake was delicious!

So glad you got to see your granddaughter this weekend. I can't wait to see pics of her in her new dress :-)

Cassie said...

That cake looks amazing! And I'm so glad you had a nice weekend and got lots of snuggles with that granddaughter of yours.

Donna-FFW said...

OH yes, does this sounds perfect. I love the pineapple glaze too. Great combination.

Cant wait to see your grandbaby in her Christmas attire!

Ingrid said...

Debbie, lets see a photo of your little cutie now!

It's awesome that your honey picks such terrific recipes.
~ingrid

Cheryl said...

Yummy, that sounds delish! Cant wait to see the baby girl in her Christmas outfit!

The Blonde Duck said...

Ya'll make the best Southern food!

Katy ~ said...

Oh, Debbie, with the addition of the coconut milk, this must be over the moon good. I am just imagining how delicious this is. For a coconut lover, this is a MUST.

Mary said...

This really looks delicious. The ingredients you've combined sound wonderful and the cake is not one you find in everyone's recipe rotation. I want to make this next time I need to serve something just a little different. Thanks for sharing.

George Gaston said...

Debbie, this pound cake sounds unbelievable! I love anything with coconut, so I am definitely trying this. Many thanks and tell you husband to keep suggesting great recipes like this.

Amanda said...

That cake looks fabulous Debbie, delicious!! Yes, great weekend in fact! DS #3 won his football game which made them division champs! They go to the super bowl next weekend :)

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a gorgeous cake! I absolutely love the glaze and the coconut on top! It sounds like your really enjoying your granddaughter - I bet her dress is adorable!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Beautiful cake. I love the coconut/pineapple combination.

I have the same clothing issue here. Our daughter is WAY better dressed than our boys.

Emily said...

Haha, I don't blame you! Have a great time. Can't wait to see the picture.

I love coconut everything. This cake looks really, really good.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I saw that too and made the cake and changed a few things, but you're right it's really good!

Maria said...

I love coconut. Can't wait to make this one!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Coconut bundt cake? I'd eat it for breakfast, an afternoon snack, then dessert. I probably wouldn't share it either. ;)

Cate O'Malley said...

Looks delicious, Debbie, especially the glaze!

Pam said...

Coconut is my very favorite - this cake looks and sounds delicious.

girlichef said...

Oh, this sounds delicious! I love coconut and with that pineapple glaze...tropical getaway at home! Yum :D

Skye Wonder said...

looks very appetizing!

Joanne said...

Girls clothing is infinitely cuter than boys is! That is why I maintain that I want to have all girls should I ever have children :p.

This coconut cake looks amazing! Coconut is one of my favorite ingredients.

Judy said...

This looks like a really good recipe, Deb. I love coconut. Enjoy that grandbaby! She'll grow up fast.

Elra said...

Never made any bunt cake with coconut, how delicious and sounds pretty tropical. YUMMY!

Nina said...

Oh.My.Goodness! Your coconut bundt looks *heavenly*! So happy I found this recipe. Can't wait to make it!