Instructions require food processor--you might not have the same results without. Make with poppy seeds or without. Juice and zest requires 2-3 lemons. You can also use this same recipe to make Orange Pound Cake, substituting orange zest and orange juice (and leaving out the poppy seeds). From Fine Cooking, Spring 2002.
This recipe is from a dear friend of mine. It is delicious. Anyone who has tasted it states it is the best cake they ever tasted as far as coconut goes. It is filling and easy to make. I hope you enjoy as much as my family does.