Coconut Pound Cake

Coconut Pound Cake created by A Richard F.

This recipe was given to me by an Irish lady at work. Very good and easy to make.

Ready In:
1hr 30mins



  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease a bundt cake pan or a 10-inch fluted tube pan.
  • Cream together butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking soda.
  • Add sour cream, Coconut extract, and Rum extract to the sugar/butter/egg mixture and cream well.
  • Add flour and baking soda and mix into a batter.
  • Stir flaked coconut into the batter.
  • Spoon batter into the greased pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 1 1/4 hours or until toothpich inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  • While cake is cooling, make the syrup by combining the water and sugar in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and stir in Almond extract.
  • Before removing cake from pan, brush about 1/3 of the warm syrup onto the cake bottom.
  • Invert cake onto a serving plate and brush on the remaining syrup.
  • Allow the cake to completely cool, then serve.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container.
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"This recipe was given to me by an Irish lady at work. Very good and easy to make."

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  1. Bobbe W.
    So moist and delicious!!!
  2. cuppycakes
    Not much coconut flavor. We do not care for the rum extract.
  3. Theresa T.
    I made this recipe yesterday and it came out perfectly. I did not have the coconut extract so I substituted vanilla. The coconut in the cake was enough for my husband to call it a coconut pound cake. He loves it! Will definitely make again with the coconut extract.
  4. Katerina N.
    Since few reviewers shared it was overflowing their bundt cake molds, I simply poured the batter onto a sheet with a 1-1/2 inch rim and baked it that way. Left it right side up, poked holes with a skewer/toothpick, poured over the full amount of syrup and cut into squares (which I placed into muffin cups for easy serving) for my son's preschool class to share. Got 48 small-ish but fully delicious pieces.
  5. P D.82
    My first pound cake. It looks good, in the oven. Baking it for a friend.

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